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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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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

Criminal accountability of United Nations officials and experts on mission

23 November 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Measures to eliminate international terrorism : report of the 6th Committee

23 November 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Promotion of a culture of peace and interreligious and intercultural dialogue, understanding and cooperation for peace : report of the Secretary-General

15 October 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Combating intolerance, negative stereotyping, stigmatization, discrimination, incitement to violence and violence against persons, based on religion or belief : report of the Secretary-General

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

Taking action against gender-related killing of women and girls : note / by the Secretariat

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

United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (the Mandela Rules) : note / by the Secretariat

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

Promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism : note / by the Secretary-General

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

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