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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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Letter dated 6 May 2009 from the Permanent Representative of Bahrain to the United Nations addressed to the President of the General Assembly : Manama Declaration on "Human Trafficking at the Crossroads"

7 May 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Second report on the protection of persons in the event of disasters / by Eduardo Valencia-Ospina, special rapporteur

7 May 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Fifth report on the expulsions of aliens / by Maurice Kamto, Special Rapporteur

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

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

13 March 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Implementing the responsibility to protect : report of the Secretary-General

12 January 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the African Union-United Nations panel on modalities for support to African Union peacekeeping operations

31 December 2008 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Identical letters dated 24 December 2008 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the General Assembly and the President of the Security Council: Report of the African Union-United Nations panel on modalities for support to African Union peacekeeping operations

31 December 2008 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Right of peoples to self-determination : report of the 3rd Committee : General Assembly, 63rd session

5 December 2008 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Elimination of racism and racial discrimination : report of the 3rd Committee : General Assembly, 63rd session

5 December 2008 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Promotion and protection of human rights : human rights situations and reports of special rapporteurs and representatives : report of the 3rd Committee : General Assembly, 63rd session

5 December 2008 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

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