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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 Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons

28 September 1954 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

1954 Signatory States, Declarations and Reservations on the Reduction of Statelessness

28 September 1954 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Convention on the Political Rights of Women

20 December 1952 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Convention relative au statut des réfugiés

28 July 1951 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees

28 July 1951 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Statute of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

14 December 1950 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Estatuto de la Oficina del Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados

14 December 1950 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others

2 December 1949 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide

9 December 1948 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the Specialized Agencies

21 November 1947 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

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