51/431. Special assistance to front-line States and other neighbouring States At its 84th plenary meeting, on 13 December 1996, the General Assembly, on the proposal of the Congo, 1/ recalling its resolution 49/21 M of 20 December 1994, having considered the report of the Secretary-General on special assistance to front-line States and other neighbouring States, 2/ and welcoming the establishment of the Southern African Development Community Organ on Politics, Defence and Security, which, therefore, effectively supersedes the front-line States, 3/ decided: (a) To express its appreciation to the Secretary-General for his efforts regarding assistance to the front-line States and other neighbouring States; (b) To note with appreciation the support being rendered to the Southern African Development Community by donor countries, organizations of the United Nations system and non-governmental organizations; (c) Strongly to urge the international community to continue to provide, in a timely and effective manner, the financial, material and technical assistance necessary to enhance the collective capacity of the countries of the Southern African Development Community in their efforts for the reconstruction, rehabilitation and development of their economies; (d) To discontinue consideration of this question under the item entitled "Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including special economic assistance" and to consider all related matters in the context of its consideration of the question of cooperation between the United Nations and the Southern African Development Community. Notes 1/ A/51/L.43. 2/ A/51/528. 3/ See A/50/1001, annex.
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