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A United Nations General Assembly Resolution is a decision or declaration voted on by all member states of the United Nations in the General Assembly.
General Assembly resolutions usually require a simple majority (50 percent of all votes plus one) to pass. However, if the General Assembly determines that the issue is an "important question" by a simple majority vote, then a two-thirds majority is required; "important questions" are those that deal significantly with the maintenance of international peace and security, admission of new members to the United Nations, suspension of the rights and privileges of membership, the expulsion of members, operation of the trusteeship system, or budgetary questions.
Although General Assembly resolutions are generally non-binding towards member states, internal resolutions may be binding on the operation of the General Assembly itself, for example with regard to budgetary and procedural matters.
Notable General Assembly resolutions
- Resolution 498: calling on the People's Republic of China to cease all hostilities on the Korean peninsula... its armed forces continue their invasion of Korea and their large-scale attacks upon United Nations forces there...has itself engaged in aggression in Korea
- Resolution 500: Recommend general trade embargo against People's Republic of China and North Korea for their aggression in Korea
- Resolution 1514: Declaration on the granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples.
- Resolution 1541: United Nations definition of what a colony is, and what self-determination is. Principles which should guide Members in determining whether or not an obligation exists to transmit the information called for under Article 73 e of the Charter.
- Resolution 33/75: Urges the Security Council, especially its permanent members, to take all necessary measures for ensuring UN decisions on the maintenance of international peace and security. United States and Israel were the only no vote.
- Resolution 53/176 on action against corruption and bribery in international commercial transactions, 15 December 1998 
- Resolution 54/205, Prevention of corrupt practices and illegal transfer of funds, 27 January 2000 
- Resolution 55/56: Introduced a process to certify the origin of rough diamonds from sources that are conflict-free
- Resolution 69/292 - Development of an international legally-binding instrument under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction.
- Resolution 70/1 - Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development 
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