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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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Protocole facultatif à la Convention sur l'élimination de toutes les formes de discrimination à l'égard des femmes

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

International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings

15 December 1997 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Vienna Convention on Succession of States in respect of Treaties

6 November 1996 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Convention on the Safety of United Nations and Associated Personnel

9 December 1994 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Convention on the Marking of Plastic Explosives for the Purpose of Detection

1 March 1991 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families

18 December 1990 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Aiming at the Abolition of the Death Penalty

15 December 1989 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Convention on the Rights of the Child

20 November 1989 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Fixed Platforms Located on the Continental Shelf

10 March 1988 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Maritime Navigation

10 March 1988 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

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