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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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Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees

31 January 1967 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

19 December 1966 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

16 December 1966 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

16 December 1966 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

21 December 1965 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Convention on Consent to Marriage, Minimum Age for Marriage and Registration of Marriages

7 November 1962 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness

30 August 1961 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

1961 Signatory States, Declarations and Reservations on the Reduction of Statelessness

30 August 1961 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Convention on the Recovery Abroad of Maintenance, UN Conference on Maintenance Obligations

20 June 1957 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Convention on the Nationality of Married Women

29 January 1957 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

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