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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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Follow-up to and review of the commitments of the New York Declaration

12 July 2017 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Promotion of interreligious and intercultural dialogue, understanding and cooperation for peace : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

27 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

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

Strengthening of security and cooperation in the Mediterranean region

8 November 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Regional Reports

New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

3 October 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Cooperation between the United Nations and the International Organization for Migration : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

12 May 2016 | 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

2 March 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Strengthening United Nations action in the field of human rights through the promotion of international cooperation and the importance of non-selectivity, impartiality and objectivity : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

1 March 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Towards global partnerships: a principle-based approach to enhanced cooperation between the United Nations and all relevant partners : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

23 February 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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