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A/51/319


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

30 August 1996

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                                                        A/51/319
                                                              

General Assembly
Fifty-first session
Item 98 (b) of the provisional agenda*

*    A/51/150.


              SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC
                     COOPERATION:  AGENDA FOR DEVELOPMENT

          Provisions of General Assembly resolution 50/227 addressed
          to the Ad Hoc Working Group of the General Assembly on an 
                            Agenda for Development

                         Note by the Secretary-General


1.   In paragraph 79 of General Assembly resolution 50/227, it is
stated that "in the context of the discussions on an agenda for
development, a close review shall be made of the relationship of the
Economic and Social Council with the specialized agencies.  The
Council, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations, shall
provide overall guidance and coordination, identify points of
duplication with funds and programmes, and make recommendations, as
appropriate and necessary".

2.   In paragraph 84 of the resolution, the General Assembly emphasized
that "the issues relating to the strengthening of the relationship
between the United Nations and the Bretton Woods institutions, and
possibly also the World Trade Organization, shall be particularly
considered in the context of the deliberations on an agenda for
development, as foreseen in resolution 47/181 of 22 December 1992".

3.   In paragraph 89 of the resolution, a request is made to both the
High-level Open-ended Working Group on the Strengthening of the United
Nations System and the Open-ended Working Group on an Agenda for
Development, namely, that "the present structure and functioning of
the Secretariat, including the economic and social departments and the
question of establishing a post of Deputy Secretary-General for
International Cooperation and Development, shall be considered in the
High-level Open-ended Working Group on the Strengthening of the United
Nations System and the Open-ended Working Group on an Agenda for
Development".

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