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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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Status of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women : report of the Secretary-General

8 September 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Second International Decade of the World's Indigenous People : note / by the Secretary-General

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

Assistance to refugees, returnees and displaced persons in Africa : report of the Secretary-General

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

The girl child : report of the Secretary-General

21 August 2009 | 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

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

Contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance : note / by the Secretary-General

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

Follow-up to the special session of the General Assembly on children : report of the Secretary-General

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

Assistance in mine action : report of the Secretary-General

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

Trafficking in persons, especially women and children : note / by the Secretary-General

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

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

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