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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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Strengthening the role of mediation in the peaceful settlement of disputes, conflict prevention and resolution : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

26 September 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Question of Western Sahara

29 July 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

The situation in Afghanistan: resolution adopted by the General Assembly

4 February 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Assistance to survivors of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, particularly orphans, widows and victims of sexual violence

14 December 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Question of Western Sahara

27 July 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

The situation in Afghanistan: resolution adopted by the General Assembly

23 December 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Situation of human rights in Myanmar : report of the Secretary-General

29 August 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Question of Western Sahara : report of the Secretary-General

22 August 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Strengthening the role of mediation in the peaceful settlement of disputes, conflict prevention and resolution : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

13 August 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Situation of human rights in Myanmar : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

24 February 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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