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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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Status of internally displaced persons and refugees from Abkhazia, Georgia, and the Tskhinvali region/South Ossetia, Georgia : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

2 June 2017 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

United Nations action on sexual exploitation and abuse : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

5 April 2017 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Oceans and the law of the sea : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Preventing and combating corrupt practices and the transfer of proceeds of corruption, facilitating asset recovery and returning such assets to legitimate owners, in particular to countries of origin, in accordance with the United Nations Convention against Corruption : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Promotion of a democratic and equitable international order : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Intensification of efforts to prevent and eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls: domestic violence : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Assistance to refugees, returnees and displaced persons in Africa : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

South-South cooperation : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

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