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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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Refugees and Stateless Persons: Financial implications of the draft resolutions proposed by the Third Committee (A/1118)

1 December 1949 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Legislative History / Travaux Préparatoires

Financial Implications of the Draft Resolution Concerning Refugees and Stateless Persons: Note by the Secretary-General

21 November 1949 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Legislative History / Travaux Préparatoires

Provisional Summary Record of the Two Hundred and Sixty-Fourth Meeting Held at Lake Success, New York, on Tuesday, 15 November 1949, at 3 p. m.

16 November 1949 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Legislative History / Travaux Préparatoires

Refugees and Stateless Persons: Australia: Amendment to the draft resolution of France and the United States (A.C.3/L.29)

15 November 1949 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Legislative History / Travaux Préparatoires

Refugees and Stateless Persons: United Kingdom: Amendment to draft resolution of France and United States (A/C.3/L.29)

15 November 1949 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Legislative History / Travaux Préparatoires

Refugees and Stateless Persons: Israel: Amendments to the draft resolution of France and the United States

15 November 1949 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Legislative History / Travaux Préparatoires

Refugees and Stateless Persons: Lebanon: Amendments to the draft resolution submitted by France and the United States of America (A/C.3/L.29)

15 November 1949 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Legislative History / Travaux Préparatoires

Provisional Summary Record of the Two Hundred and Sixty-Third Meeting Held at Lake Success New York on Tuesday, 15 November 1949, at 10.45 a.m.

15 November 1949 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Legislative History / Travaux Préparatoires

Provisional Summary Record of the Two Hundred and Sixty-Second Meeting Held at Lake Success, New York on Monday, 14 November 1949, at 3 p. m.

15 November 1949 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Legislative History / Travaux Préparatoires

Provisional Summary Record of the Two Hundred and Sixty-first Meeting Held at Lake Success, New York, on Saturday, 12 November 1949, at 10.45 a. m.

14 November 1949 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Legislative History / Travaux Préparatoires

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