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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 Independent Expert on the Question of Human Rights and Extreme Poverty : note / by the Secretary-General

11 August 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health : note / by the Secretary-General

10 August 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Combating racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance and the comprehensive implementation of the follow-up to the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action : note / by the Secretary-General

10 August 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

The right to adequate housing : note / by the Secretary-General

6 August 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Right to development : report of the Secretary-General

6 August 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Implementation of the outcome of the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) and strengthening of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) : report of the Secretary-General

6 August 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

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

6 August 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Promoting development through the reduction and prevention of armed violence : report of the Secretary-General

5 August 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Human rights defenders : note / by the Secretary-General

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

Human rights of migrants : note / by the Secretary-General

3 August 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

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