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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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Status of internally displaced persons and refugees from Abkhazia, Georgia, and the Tskhinvali region/South Ossetia, Georgia : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

2 June 2017 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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

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

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

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

Persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Assistance to Palestine refugees : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Palestine refugees' properties and their revenues : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Operations of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

The situation in Afghanistan : resolution adopted by the General Assembly

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

United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East

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

New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

3 October 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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