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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 Syrian Arab Republic

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

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

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

The girl child : report of the Secretary-General

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

Safety and security of humanitarian personnel and protection of United Nations personnel

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

Situation of human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea : note / by the Secretary-General

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

Sanitation for All : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

1 August 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the independent expert on the situation of human rights in Somalia

16 September 2010 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

The human right to water and sanitation : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

3 August 2010 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Progress made in the implementation of the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS and the Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS : report of the Secretary-General

1 April 2010 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

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