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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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The girl child : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences, Addendum : Mission to the Niger

30 July 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Mission Reports

Violence against women, its causes and consequences

29 July 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse : Report of the Secretary-General

13 February 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

21 January 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, 58th session (30 June-18 July 2014), 59th session (20 October-7 November 2014), 60th session (16 February-6 March 2015)

2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

Report of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women on the activities of the United Nations Trust Fund in Support of Actions to Eliminate Violence against Women

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

Intensification of efforts to eliminate all forms of violence against women

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

Special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse : report of the Secretary-General

14 February 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

The girl child : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

4 February 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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