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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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Declaration on the Right to Peace : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Human rights in the administration of justice : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Moratorium on the use of the death penalty : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Human rights and extreme poverty : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Intensifying global efforts for the elimination of female genital mutilation : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Trafficking in women and girls : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

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

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

The right of the Palestinian people to self-determination : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

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

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