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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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Comprehensive review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations in all their aspects : report of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (4th Committee) : General Assembly, 67th session

28 November 2012 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

The scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction : report of the 6th Committee : General Assembly, 67th session

20 November 2012 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

Measures to eliminate international terrorism : report of the 6th Committee : General Assembly, 67th session

19 November 2012 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

Report of the Human Rights Council, 19th session (27 February-23 March 2012), 20th session (18 June-6 July 2012), 19th special session (1 June 2012)

12 November 2012 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

Report of the Committee against Torture, Forty-seventh session (31 October - 25 November 2011) : Forty-eighth session (7 May - 1 June 2012)

12 November 2012 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

Report on the 54th meeting of the Standing Committee, 26-27 June 2012 : report of the Secretariat

19 September 2012 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

Combating racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance and the comprehensive implementation of the follow-up to the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action : note / by the Secretary-General

22 August 2012 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

Global efforts for the total elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance and the comprehensive implementation of and follow-up to the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action : report of the Secretary-General

22 August 2012 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

Interim report of the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment Note by the Secretary-General

9 August 2012 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

Follow-up to the special session of the General Assembly on children : report of the Secretary-General

3 August 2012 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

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