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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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Assistance in mine action : report of the Secretary-General

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

The situation in Afghanistan : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

27 January 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

13 January 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Assistance in mine action : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

10 January 2008 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-personnel Mines and on Their Destruction : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

8 January 2008 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-personnel Mines and on Their Destruction : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

18 December 2006 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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