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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 of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance on the implementation of General Assembly resolutions 63/162 and 64/147

15 July 2010 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination

5 July 2010 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences

18 June 2010 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Human rights and unilateral coercive measures : report of the Secretary-General

15 June 2010 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Children and armed conflict : report of the Secretary-General

13 April 2010 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Progress made in the implementation of the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS and the Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS : report of the Secretary-General

1 April 2010 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse : report of the Secretary-General

18 February 2010 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Eradication of poverty and other development issues : women in development

14 December 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Globalization and interdependence: preventing and combating corrupt practices and transfer of assets of illicit origin and returning such assets, in particular to the countries of origin, consistent with the United Nations Convention against Corruption

14 December 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Promotion and protection of human rights : report of the 3rd Committee : General Assembly, 64th session

4 December 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

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