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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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Protection of persons in the event of disasters : texts and titles of draft Articles 5 bis, 12, 13, 14 and 15 / provisionally adopted by the Drafting Committee from 5 to 11 July 2012

12 July 2012 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Protection of persons in the event of disasters : texts and titles of draft Articles 10 and 11 / provisionally adopted by the Drafting Committee on 19 July 2011

20 July 2011 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Protection of persons in the event of disasters : texts and titles of draft articles 6, 7, 8 and 9 / provisionally adopted by the Drafting Committee on 6, 7 and 8 July

14 July 2010 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Protection of Persons in the Event of Disasters, Texts of draft articles 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 as provisionally adopted by the Drafting Committee

24 July 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Note by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the United Nations Children's Fund and the International Organization for Migration on the draft protocols concerning migrant smuggling and trafficking in persons

8 February 2000 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Fourth Report on Nationality in Relation to the Succession of States, by Mr. Václav Mikulka, Special Rapporteur

23 April 1998 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Second Report on State Succession and its Impact on the Nationality of Natural and Legal Persons, by Mr. Václav Mikulka, Special Rapporteur

17 April 1996 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

First Report on State Succession and its Impact on the Nationality of Natural and Legal Persons, by Mr. Václav Mikulka, Special Rapporteur

17 April 1995 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Action taken on conclusions of the 44th session of the Executive Committee : Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme.

20 September 1994 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

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