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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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Unlawful death of refugees and migrants

15 August 2017 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

The safety of journalists and the issue of impunity

4 August 2017 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

25 January 2017 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran

30 September 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions

2 September 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Situation of human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic

9 June 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Situation of human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

The safety of journalists and the issue of impunity : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions : note / by the Secretary-General

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

Technical assistance provided to assist in the promotion and protection of human rights in Iraq : Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

27 July 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

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