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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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International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance

20 December 2006 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Convention internationale pour la protection de toutes les personnes contre les disparitions forcées

20 December 2006 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

13 December 2006 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Convention relative aux droits des personnes handicapées

13 December 2006 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

13 December 2006 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Protocole facultatif se rapportant à la Convention relative aux droits des personnes handicapées

13 December 2006 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism

13 April 2005 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

United Nations Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property

2 December 2004 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Relationship Agreement Between the United Nations and the International Criminal Court

20 August 2004 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

United Nations Convention Against Corruption

31 October 2003 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

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