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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 United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, questions relating to refugees, returnees and displaced persons and humanitarian questions : report of the 3rd Committee : General Assembly, 67th session

7 December 2012 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

19 March 2012 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Protection of persons in the event of disasters : texts and titles of draft Articles 10 and 11 / provisionally adopted by the Drafting Committee on 19 July 2011

20 July 2011 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Note on international protection : Addendum, Note on statelessness

28 June 2011 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Notes on International Protection

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

28 February 2011 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Protection of persons in the event of disasters : texts and titles of draft articles 6, 7, 8 and 9 / provisionally adopted by the Drafting Committee on 6, 7 and 8 July

14 July 2010 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Assistance to refugees, returnees and displaced persons in Africa : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

28 January 2010 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Implementation of the outcome of the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) and strengthening of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) : report of the Secretary-General

6 August 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Protection of Persons in the Event of Disasters, Texts of draft articles 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 as provisionally adopted by the Drafting Committee

24 July 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Implementation of the outcome of the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) and strengthening of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

3 March 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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