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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 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

Second report of the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraph 7 of resolution 2233 (2015)

26 January 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Region

22 September 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Regional Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on Somalia

11 September 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

The future of United Nations peace operations: implementation of the recommendations of the High-level Independent Panel on Peace Operations : report of the Secretary-General

2 September 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

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

14 August 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

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