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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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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

Operations of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East

30 March 2017 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and abuse : a new approach : report of the Secretary-General

10 March 2017 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and abuse : a new approach : report of the Secretary-General : addendum

6 March 2017 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

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

Information from Non-Self-Governing Territories transmitted under Article 73 e of the Charter of the United Nations

3 February 2017 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

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