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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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Torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment : note / by the Secretary-General

3 August 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the equitable geographical distribution in the membership of the human rights treaty bodies

3 August 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Combating defamation of religions : report of the Secretary-General

31 July 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions : note / by the Secretary-General

29 July 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Improvement of the situation of women in rural areas : report of the Secretary-General

29 July 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Protecting human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism : report of the Secretary-General

29 July 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Independence of judges and lawyers : note / by the Secretary-General

28 July 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Status of the Convention on the Rights of the Child : report of the Secretary-General

27 July 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Measures to eliminate international terrorism : report of the Secretary-General

22 July 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Integrating women into national development strategies : report of the Secretary-General

22 July 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

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