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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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Report on the work of the United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea at its 14th meeting : letter dated 17 July 2013 from the Co-Chairs of the Consultative Process addressed to the President of the General Assembly

17 July 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

The work of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women : report of the Secretary-General

28 June 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Children and armed conflict : report of the Secretary-General

15 May 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Promotion and protection of human rights : human rights questions, including alternative approaches for improving the effective enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms : report of the 3rd Committee : General Assembly, 67th session

8 December 2012 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

International drug control : report of the 3rd Committee : General Assembly, 67th session

4 December 2012 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Status of the Protocols Additional to the Geneva Convention of 1949 and relating to the protection of victims of armed conflicts : report of the 6th Committee : General Assembly, 67th session

21 November 2012 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

The rule of law at the national and international levels : report of the 6th Committee : General Assembly, 67th session

21 November 2012 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination : note / by the Secretary-General

30 August 2012 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Rights of indigenous people : note / by the Secretary-General

13 August 2012 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Child participation as a key element in preventing and combating the sale and sexual exploitation of children : note / by the Secretary-General

10 August 2012 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

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