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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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Principles for the Protection of Persons With Mental Illness and the Improvement of Mental Health Care

17 December 1991 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

Guidelines for the Regulation of Computerized Personal Data Files

14 December 1990 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

Body of Principles for the Protection of All Persons under any Form of Detention or Imprisonment

9 December 1988 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

Principles of International Cooperation in the Detection, Arrest, Extradition and Punishment of Persons Guilty of War Crimes Against Humanity

3 December 1973 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

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