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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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Security Council resolution 2259 (2015) [on the situation in Libya]

23 December 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran : note / by the Secretary-General

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

Resolution 61/170 Adopted by the UN General Assembly: Human Rights and Unilateral Coercive Measures

27 February 2007 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General: Human Rights and Unilateral Coercive Measures

17 August 2006 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

2005 World Summit Outcome : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

24 October 2005 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Economic assistance to States affected by the implementation of the Security Council resolutions imposing sanctions against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly.

21 December 1993 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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