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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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Situation of human rights in Belarus

22 September 2017 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Situation of human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

3 August 2017 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran

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

Situation of human rights in Belarus

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

Rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association

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

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

6 October 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran : report of the Secretary-General

31 August 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

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

14 August 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association : note / by the Secretary-General

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

Rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association : note / by the Secretary-General

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

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