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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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Human rights and unilateral coercive measures : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Enhancement of international cooperation in the field of human rights : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

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

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

Report of the Human Rights Council. Thirty-sixth session (11-29 September 2017)

2017 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Annual Reports

Report of the Human Rights Council. Twenty-sixth special session; (14 December 2016); Thirty-fourth session; (27 February-24 March 2017); Thirty-fifth session (6-23 June 2017)

2017 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Annual Reports

Question of Guam : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Question of Pitcairn : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Question of Montserrat : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Question of Saint Helena : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Question of Anguilla : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

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