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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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On the fast track to ending the AIDS epidemic

1 April 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Oceans and the law of the sea : report of the Secretary-General

22 March 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Oceans and the law of the sea : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

15 March 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations

15 March 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Situation of human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

9 March 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

The right to food : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

7 March 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Human rights and unilateral coercive measures : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

7 March 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Situation of human rights in Myanmar : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

4 March 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Combating intolerance, negative stereotyping, stigmatization, discrimination, incitement to violence and violence against persons, based on religion or belief : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

3 March 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Human rights and cultural diversity : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

3 March 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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