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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 Myanmar : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

4 March 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Criminal accountability of United Nations officials and experts on mission : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

18 December 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Promotion and protection of human rights : human rights situations and reports of special rapporteurs and representatives : report of the 3rd Committee : General Assembly, 68th session

9 December 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Role and achievements of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in assisting the Government and people of Cambodia in the promotion and protection of human rights

16 September 2010 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Situation of human rights in Myanmar

15 September 2010 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Human rights defenders : note / by the Secretary-General

4 August 2010 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

In larger freedom : towards development, security and human rights for all : report of the Secretary-General : addendum : letter dated 26 May 2005 from the Secretary-General to the President of the General Assembly

26 May 2005 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

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