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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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Situation of human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Optional Protocol thereto : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Situation of human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea : report of the Secretary-General 2015

25 September 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities : note / by the Secretary-General

7 August 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities : note / by the Secretary-General

7 August 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Letter dated 26 November 2014 from the Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General

5 December 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Status of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Optional Protocol thereto

7 August 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Social development : report of the 3rd Committee : General Assembly, 68th session

6 December 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Addressing the socioeconomic needs of individuals, families and societies affected by autism spectrum disorders, developmental disorders and associated disabilities : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Addressing the socioeconomic needs of individuals, families and societies affected by autism spectrum disorders, developmental disorders and associated disabilities : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

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