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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 torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment on his mission to Brazil

29 January 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Mission Reports

Report of the Special Rapporteur on minority issues

28 January 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Second report of the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraph 7 of resolution 2233 (2015)

26 January 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and in the Occupied Syrian Golan

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

Taking action against gender-related killing of women and girls : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

8 January 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Thirteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

8 January 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (the Nelson Mandela Rules) : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

8 January 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Technical assistance for implementing the international conventions and protocols related to counter-terrorism : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

8 January 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism

24 December 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Security Council resolution 2259 (2015) [on the situation in Libya]

23 December 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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