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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 Displaced Persons: France: Draft Resolution

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

Refugees and Stateless Persons: Report of the Secretary-General

26 October 1949 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Legislative History / Travaux Préparatoires

Refugees and Displaced Persons Note by the Secretary-General

26 October 1949 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Legislative History / Travaux Préparatoires

Refugees and Stateless Persons Note by the Secretary-General

7 September 1949 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Legislative History / Travaux Préparatoires

Summary Record of the Two Hundred And Twenty-ninth Meeting Held at Lake Success, New York on Thursday 12 May 1949 at 8.50 p.m.

20 May 1949 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Legislative History / Travaux Préparatoires

Summary Record of the Two Hundred and Twenty-Eighth Meeting Held at Lake Success, New York, on Thursday, 12 May 1949, at 3 p.m.

17 May 1949 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Legislative History / Travaux Préparatoires

Problem of Refugees and Displaced Persons: Poland, Draft Resolution

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

Problem of Refugees and Displaced Persons: Uruguay: Proposal

11 May 1949 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Legislative History / Travaux Préparatoires

Problem of Refugees and Displaced Persons: Poland: Draft Resolution

11 May 1949 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Legislative History / Travaux Préparatoires

Transfer to the United Nations of the Residual Assets and Activities of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration: Report by the Secretary-General

4 October 1948 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Legislative History / Travaux Préparatoires

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