United Nations 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.

In accordance with UNHCR's Statute, the High Commissioner follows policy directives from the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). The High Commissioner reports on the results of the agency's work annually to the General Assembly through ECOSOC.


Thematic Compilation of General Assembly & Economic and Social Council Resolutions, 3rd edition, June 2013

A collection of General Assembly and ECOSOC resolutions relating to the work of UNHCR.