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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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Extreme poverty and human rights

26 August 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Missing persons

5 August 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Criminal accountability of United Nations officials and experts on mission

20 July 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of an independent review on sexual exploitation and abuse by international peacekeeping forces in the Central African Republic

23 June 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

The safety of journalists and the issue of impunity : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Criminal accountability of United Nations officials and experts on mission

23 November 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Basic Principles and Guidelines on the Right to a Remedy and Reparation for Victims of Gross Violations of International Human Rights Law and Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

21 March 2006 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Violence against women migrant workers : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

28 January 1997 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Situation of human rights in Afghanistan : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

6 March 1996 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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