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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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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

Right of peoples to self-determination : report of the Secretary-General

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

Status of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Optional Protocol thereto : report of the Secretary-General

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

United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery : report of the Secretary-General

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

United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture : report of the Secretary-General

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

Report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict

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

Advancement of women : note / by the Secretary-General

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

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