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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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Situation of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol (Ukraine) : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

1 February 2017 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Rights of the child : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

30 January 2017 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Promotion of interreligious and intercultural dialogue, understanding and cooperation for peace : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

27 January 2017 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the International Criminal Court : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

26 January 2017 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Situation of human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

26 January 2017 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Safety and security of humanitarian personnel and protection of United Nations personnel : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

26 January 2017 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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

25 January 2017 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

25 January 2017 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

International migration and development : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

23 January 2017 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

23 January 2017 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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