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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 rights defenders in the context of the Declaration on the Right and Responsibility of Individuals, Groups and Organs of Society to Promote and Protect Universally Recognized Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders

1 February 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders

1 February 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders

1 February 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic 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 defenders : note / by the Secretary-General

30 July 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Situation of human rights in Belarus

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

Situation of human rights defenders

5 August 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Promotion of the Declaration on the Right and Responsibility of Individuals, Groups and Organs of Society to Promote and Protect Universally Recognized Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms : protecting women human rights defenders : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

30 January 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

20 March 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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