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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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International drug control : report of the 3rd Committee

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

Promotion and protection of the rights of children

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

Report of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women on the activities of the United Nations Trust Fund in Support of Actions to Eliminate Violence against Women

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

Assistance to refugees, returnees and displaced persons in Africa

11 November 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Intensifying global efforts for the elimination of female genital mutilations

17 October 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association

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

Intensification of efforts to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls

14 October 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Assistance to States for curbing the illicit traffic in small arms and light weapons and collecting them

10 October 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners

26 September 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

International cooperation in criminal matters : note by the Secretariat

25 September 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

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