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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 Syrian Arab Republic : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

9 March 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

International Criminal Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Genocide and Other Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of Rwanda and Rwandan Citizens Responsible for Genocide and Other Such Violations Committed in the Territory of Neighbouring States between 1 January and 31 December 1994, International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991, International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

1 March 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Human rights in the administration of justice : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

18 February 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Status of the Protocols Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and relating to the protection of victims of armed conflicts : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

18 December 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-sixth session

17 November 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

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

24 October 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

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

24 October 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Special Representative of the Secretary -General for Children and Armed Conflict

31 July 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

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