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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 the human rights of internally displaced persons on her visit to Libya

10 May 2018 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review: Burundi

19 April 2018 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

The situation in Afghanistan and its implications for international peace and security

27 February 2018 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

The situation of human rights in Afghanistan and technical assistance achievements in the field of human rights: Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

21 February 2018 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic

1 February 2018 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Jerusalem : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

7 December 2017 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

The Syrian Golan : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

7 December 2017 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Effects of terrorist acts directed against religious sites on the culture of peace : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

7 December 2017 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

6 December 2017 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Rights of indigenous peoples

28 November 2017 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

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