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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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Report of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories : note / by the Secretary-General

13 August 2008 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories : note / by the Secretary-General

24 September 2007 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

The rights of the child : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

15 February 1996 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Summary or arbitrary executions : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

9 March 1995 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Elimination of all forms of religious intolerance : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

6 March 1995 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

The plight of street children : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

17 February 1995 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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

20 December 1993 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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

20 December 1993 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Human rights and scientific and technological developments : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

15 December 1989 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Human rights and scientific and technological developments : the right to life : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

8 December 1988 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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