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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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Note on international protection

16 June 2017 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Notes on International Protection

Note on international protection

12 July 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Notes on International Protection

Note on international protection

9 July 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Notes on International Protection

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

6 March 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Note on international protection : report of the High Commissioner

28 June 2011 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

Question of the establishment, in accordance with the Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness, of a body to which persons claiming the benefit of the Convention may apply

10 December 1974 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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