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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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Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment

9 January 2003 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Protocol Against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition, Supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime

31 May 2001 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography

16 March 2001 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, Supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime

15 November 2000 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air, Supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime

15 November 2000 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Protocole facultatif à la Convention relative aux droits de l'enfant, concernant l'implication d'enfants dans les conflits armés

25 May 2000 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict

25 May 2000 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Protocole facultatif à la Convention relative aux droits de l'enfant, concernant la vente d'enfants, la prostitution des enfants et la pornographie mettant en scène des enfants

25 May 2000 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism

9 December 1999 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women

6 October 1999 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

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