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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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Implementation of the recommendations contained in the report of the Secretary-General on the causes of conflict and the promotion of durable peace and sustainable development in Africa : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

30 July 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

13 July 2015 | 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

25 June 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Saving the cultural heritage of Iraq : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

9 June 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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

27 May 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Oceans and law of the sea : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

24 February 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Human rights in the administration of justice : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

18 February 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

17 February 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Rights of the child : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

3 February 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Rights of indigenous peoples : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

3 February 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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