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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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The illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

18 December 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Division for Palestinian Rights of the Secretariat

10 December 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Jerusalem : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

10 November 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

United Nations African Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders

10 October 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Outcome document of the high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly known as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

25 September 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the International Criminal Court : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

16 September 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Strengthening the role of mediation in the peaceful settlement of disputes, conflict prevention and resolution : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

13 August 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

The United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy Review : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

24 June 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2161 (2014) [on threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts by Al-Qaida]

17 June 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Status of internally displaced persons and refugees from Abkhazia, Georgia, and the Tskhinvali region/South Ossetia, Georgia : resolution adopted by the General Assembly

10 June 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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