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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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Human rights of migrants

11 August 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

Protection of and assistance to internally displaced persons

11 August 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

Moratorium on the use of the death penalty

8 August 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

Right to food

7 August 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

Effective promotion of the Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities

6 August 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

Rights of indigenous peoples, including their economic, social and cultural rights in the post-2015 development framework

6 August 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

Elimination of all forms of religious intolerance

5 August 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

Sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography

5 August 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

Report of the 60th meeting of the Standing Committee (1-3 July 2014)

5 August 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

Measures to eliminate international terrorism

30 July 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

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