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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:
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Report of the international fact-finding mission to investigate violations of international law, including international humanitarian and human rights law, resulting from the Israeli attacks on the flotilla of ships carrying humanitarian assistance

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

Human rights defenders : note / by the Secretary-General

4 August 2010 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance on the implementation of General Assembly resolutions 63/162 and 64/147

15 June 2010 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Follow-up to the report of the United Nations Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict (II) : draft resolution / Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Somalia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen and Palestine

23 February 2010 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Human Rights Council : report of the 3rd Committee : General Assembly, 64th session

3 December 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

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