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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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Promotion of a democratic and equitable international order : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

2 March 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Strengthening the role of the United Nations in enhancing periodic and genuine elections and the promotion of democratization : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

The situation in Afghanistan: resolution adopted by the General Assembly

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

Subregional Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Central Africa : report of the Secretary-General

8 October 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Regional Reports

Situation of human rights in Myanmar : note by the Secretary-General

6 October 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Strengthening the role of the United Nations in enhancing the effectiveness of the principle of periodic and genuine elections and the promotion of democratization : report of the Secretary-General

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

Promotion of a democratic and equitable international order : note / by the Secretary-General

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

Causes of conflict and the promotion of durable peace and sustainable development in Africa : report of the Secretary-General

24 July 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Regional Reports

Promotion of a democratic and equitable international order : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

28 January 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Promotion of a democratic and equitable international order : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

28 January 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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