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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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Special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse

16 February 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders

1 February 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the Special Rapporteur on minority issues

28 January 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Administration of justice at the United Nations

8 December 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Crime prevention and criminal justice

4 December 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Advancement of women

3 December 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, questions relating to refugees, returnees and displaced persons and humanitarian questions

2 December 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Right of peoples to self-determination

2 December 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Rights of indigenous peoples

1 December 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Promotion and protection of human rights

1 December 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

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