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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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A new approach to cholera in Haiti

25 November 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Assistance to refugees, returnees and displaced persons in Africa : report of the Secretary-General

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

Assistance to refugees, returnees and displaced persons in Africa : Report of the Secretary-General

21 August 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Regional Reports

Report of the 60th meeting of the Standing Committee (1-3 July 2014)

5 August 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

New Partnership for Africa's Development : progress in implementation and international support : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

16 August 2011 | 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

2001-2010: Decade to Roll Back Malaria in Developing Countries, Particularly in Africa : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

7 March 2008 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Principles for the Protection of Persons With Mental Illness and the Improvement of Mental Health Care

17 December 1991 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

Principles of Medical Ethics

9 March 1983 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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