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

27 February 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Trafficking in women and girls : report of the Secretary-General

2 August 2010 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography

16 March 2001 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Need to adopt efficient international measures for the prevention and eradication of the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

17 February 1995 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Need to adopt efficient international measures for the prevention of the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

20 December 1993 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others

2 December 1949 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

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