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

12 August 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

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

12 August 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

The occupied Syrian Golan : report of the Secretary-General

12 August 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants : note / by the Secretary-General

11 August 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

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

7 August 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

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

7 August 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

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

7 August 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities : note / by the Secretary-General

7 August 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities : note / by the Secretary-General

7 August 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Strengthening the role of the United Nations in enhancing the effectiveness of the principle of periodic and genuine elections and the promotion of democratization : report of the Secretary-General

7 August 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

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