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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 : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

1 February 2017 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

23 December 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the occupied Syrian Golan : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

23 December 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Applicability of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949, to the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the other occupied Arab territories : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

23 December 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Work of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

23 December 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-eighth session : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

19 December 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism to Assist in the Investigation and Prosecution of Those Responsible for the Most Serious Crimes under International Law Committed in the Syrian Arab Republic since March 2011

19 December 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Status of the Protocols Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and relating to the protection of victims of armed conflicts

11 November 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

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

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