Last Updated: Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 17:26 GMT

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
Filter:
Showing 1-6 of 6 results
Follow-up to the outcome of the special session of the General Assembly on children : report of the Secretary-General

3 August 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

United Nations Model Strategies and Practical Measures on the Elimination of Violence against Children in the Field of Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

25 September 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

Sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography

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

Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on preventing and eliminating child, early and forced marriage : note / by the Secretary-General

22 July 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

Promotion and protection of the rights of children : report of the 3rd Committee : General Assembly, 67th session

5 December 2012 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

Follow-up to the special session of the General Assembly on children : report of the Secretary-General

3 August 2012 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

Search Refworld