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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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The occupied Syrian Golan

20 September 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Measures to eliminate international terrorism

15 September 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

Report on the use of the commitment authority and request for a subvention to the Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone

15 September 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association

14 September 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism

13 September 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression

6 September 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran

6 September 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions

2 September 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Supporting efforts to end obstetric fistula

31 August 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti

31 August 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

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