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16. United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)

United Nations General Assembly RESOLUTION 50/193 Situation of human rights in the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Croatia and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) 99th plenary meeting 22 December 1995

United Nations General Assembly 11 September 2002 Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme Fifty‐third session. Note on International Protection

Note on International Protection: United Nations General Assembly Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme, Fifty-fourth session, 2 July 2003

United Nations General Assembly RESOLUTION 50/58 Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including special economic assistance: special economic assistance to individual countries or regions—Extracts concerning refugees

Propaganda for War at the United Nations General Assembly

United Nations General Assembly Resolution 55/153, 12 December 2000 ‘Nationality of Natural Persons in relation to the Succession of States’

United Nations General Assembly Resolution 3212 (XXIX) on Question of Cyprus, A/RES/3212 (XXIX): November 1, 1974 (United Nations General Assembly [UNGA])

United Nations General Assembly RESOLUTION 50/200 Situation of human rights in Rwanda 99th plenary meeting 22 December 1995

United Nations General Assembly RESOLUTION 50/150 Assistance to unaccompanied refugee minors 97th plenary meeting 21 December 1995

United Nations General Assembly RESOLUTION 50/182 Human rights and mass exoduses 99th plenary meeting 22 December 1995

 

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The main deliberative organ of the United Nations Organization, where representatives of every member country sit and have a vote. The Assembly, based at UN headquarters in New York, can discuss and make recommendations on all questions which fall within the scope of the UN Charter; it is also responsible for the UN budget. It first met in January 1946 and meets for three months annually in regular session, although both special and emergency sessions can also be convened. Such sessions have been held to discuss issues of particular importance, such as the Suez War in 1956, Palestine, disarmament, or the sanctioning of the US-led war against Iraq in 1991. It may also meet when the United Nations Security Council has failed to agree on a course of action in an international dispute, such as occurred in Afghanistan (1980), Namibia (1981), and the Israeli-occupied Arab territories (1982). Decisions on important questions require a two-thirds majority, otherwise a simple majority is sufficient. In the UN's early years, the USA could normally command a majority in the General Assembly, but with the dramatic increase in new members following decolonization, the balance shifted to favour the developing countries, who were often unwilling to endorse the policies of either superpower, preferring to adopt a non-aligned stance (see Non-Aligned Movement). Since the fall of communism in the Soviet Union and eastern Europe, the General Assembly's numbers have been further swelled by newly independent republics. In 2006 there were 191 member states.

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