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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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Assistance to the Palestinian people : Report of the Secretary-General

16 May 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations : Report of the Secretary-General

29 April 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Activities of the United Nations system in implementing the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy

14 April 2014 | 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

17 March 2014 | 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 : report of the 3rd Committee : General Assembly, 68th session

6 February 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Civilian capacity in the aftermath of conflict - Report of the Secretary-General

6 January 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Promotion and protection of the rights of children : report of the 3rd Committee : General Assembly, 68th session

6 December 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Social development : report of the 3rd Committee : General Assembly, 68th session

6 December 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance : report of the 3rd Committee : General Assembly, 68th session

5 December 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Promotion and protection of human rights : report of the 3rd Committee : General Assembly, 68th session

4 December 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

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