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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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Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

10 December 1984 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Vienna Convention on Succession of States in Respect of State Property, Archives and Debts

8 April 1983 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Convention on the Law of the Sea

10 December 1982 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women

18 December 1979 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

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

18 December 1979 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

International Convention against the Taking of Hostages

17 November 1979 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material

26 October 1979 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes against Internationally Protected Persons, including Diplomatic Agents

14 December 1973 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid

30 November 1973 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Convention on the Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity

26 November 1968 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

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