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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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Human right to safe drinking water and sanitation

5 August 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Sanitation for All : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

1 August 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

The human right to water and sanitation : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

3 August 2010 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem : report of the Secretary-General

6 November 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Situation of human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea : report of the Secretary-General

24 August 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

The girl child : report of the Secretary-General

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

Economic and social repercussions of the Israeli occupation on the living conditions of the Palestinian people in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan : note / by the Secretary-General

7 May 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, particularly in Africa

18 February 1999 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Water supply and sanitation : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

23 February 1996 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Elaboration of an international convention to combat desertification in those countries experiencing serious drought and/or desertification, particularly in Africa : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

16 February 1996 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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