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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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Criminal accountability of United Nations officials and experts on mission : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

19 December 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

The situation in the Syrian Arab Republic : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

19 December 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism to Assist in the Investigation and Prosecution of Those Responsible for the Most Serious Crimes under International Law Committed in the Syrian Arab Republic since March 2011

19 December 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Countering the threat posed by improvised explosive devices : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Regional confidence-building measures : activities of the United Nations Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Women, disarmament, non-proliferation and arms control : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

13 December 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Promotion and protection of the rights of children

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

Promotion and protection of human rights: human rights questions, including alternative approaches for improving the effective enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms

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

The situation in Afghanistan : resolution adopted by the General Assembly

6 December 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Rights of indigenous peoples

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

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