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UN General Assembly

The General Assembly is the main deliberative organ of the United Nations. It is composed of representatives of all Member States, each of which has one vote. Decisions on important questions, such as those on peace and security, admission of new Members and budgetary matters, require a two-thirds majority. Decisions on other questions are reached by a simple majority. These decisions may be adopted without a vote, or with a vote, which may be recorded, non-recorded or by roll-call. While the decisions of the General Assembly have no legally binding force for Governments, they carry the weight of world opinion on major international issues, as well as the moral authority of the world community. The work of the United Nations derives largely from the decisions of the General Assembly, i.e. the will of the majority of the Members, as expressed in resolutions adopted by the General Assembly. This database contains General Assembly reports and resolutions of relevance to the work of UNHCR.  Website: www.un.org/ga
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Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression, Frank La Rue : addendum

1 June 2010 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of Indigenous People, Addendum : The situation of indigenous peoples in Botswana

2 May 2010 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

The situation in Afghanistan and its implications for international peace and security : report of the Secretary-General

10 March 2010 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Follow-up to the report of the United Nations Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict : report of the Secretary-General

4 February 2010 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the occupied Syrian Golan : report of the Secretary-General

6 November 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem : report of the Secretary-General

6 November 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission : note / by the President of the General Assembly

29 October 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

The situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran : report of the Secretary-General

23 September 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

The situation in Afghanistan and its implications for international peace and security : report of the Secretary-General

22 September 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

The occupied Syrian Golan : report of the Secretary-General

16 September 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

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