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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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Situation of human rights in Myanmar : report of the Secretary-General

14 September 2010 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences, Addendum : Mission to Brazil

30 August 2010 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences, Addendum : Mission to Mauritania

24 August 2010 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences, Addendum : Mission to Ecuador

5 July 2010 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination, Addendum : Mission to the United States of America

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

Report of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the right of peoples to self-determination, Addendum : Mission to Afghanistan

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

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

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