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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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Report of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories : note / by the Secretary-General

18 October 2017 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

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

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

Situation of human rights in Yemen, including violations and abuses since September 2014

13 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

Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

31 July 2017 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review : Indonesia

14 July 2017 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

14 July 2017 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Human rights in the administration of justice : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

2 February 2017 | 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

1 February 2017 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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