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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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Violence against women, its causes and consequences

29 July 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Criminal accountability of United Nations officials and experts on mission : Report of the Secretary-General

28 July 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

A vital and enduring commitment: implementing the responsibility to protect : Report of the Secretary-General

13 July 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the right to development : note / by the Secretariat

19 June 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Progress made in the implementation of the outcome document of the high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly known as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples

18 June 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Oceans and the law of the sea : report of the Secretary-General

30 March 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Information from Non-Self-Governing Territories transmitted under Article 73 e of the Charter of the United Nations : report of the Secretary-General

9 March 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse : Report of the Secretary-General

13 February 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Safety and security of humanitarian personnel and protection of United Nations personnel

12 December 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Advancement of women

9 December 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

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