United Nations

A/S-19/3


General Assembly

 Distr. GENERAL
26 June 1997
ORIGINAL: ENGLISH


        CREDENTIALS OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE NINETEENTH SPECIAL SESSION
                            OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

                      Report of the Credentials Committee

                  Chairman:  Mr. Denis DANGUE RE'WAKA (Gabon)


1.   At the 1st plenary meeting, on 23 June 1997, the General Assembly,
in accordance with rule 28 of its rules of procedure, appointed a
Credentials Committee for its nineteenth special session consisting of
the following Member States:  China, Dominican Republic, Gabon,
Netherlands, Paraguay, Philippines, Russian Federation, Sierra Leone
and United States of America.

2.   The Credentials Committee held its meeting on 25 June 1997.

3.   Mr. Denis Dangue Re'waka (Gabon) was unanimously elected Chairman.

4.   The Committee had before it a memorandum by the Secretary-General,
dated 24 June 1997, concerning the credentials of representatives of
Member States to the nineteenth special session.  The Legal Counsel
made a statement relating to the memorandum in which he, inter alia,
updated it by indicating the credentials and communications received
subsequent to its preparation.

5.   As noted in paragraph 1 of the memorandum and the statement
relating thereto, formal credentials of representatives to the
nineteenth special session, in the form required by rule 27 of the
rules of procedure of the General Assembly, had been received as of
the time of the meeting of the Credentials Committee from the
following 63 Member States:  Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda,
Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Bolivia, Brunei
Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Co^te d'Ivoire, Democratic People's
Republic of Korea, Denmark, Eritrea, Fiji, Finland, Ghana, Hungary,
Iran (Islamic Republic of), Ireland, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan,
Kazakstan, Kenya, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Mauritius,
Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States of), Monaco, Morocco, Mozambique,
Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Norway, Oman, Philippines,
Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore,
Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland,
Sweden, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates,
United States of America, Uruguay and Uzbekistan.

6.   As noted in paragraph 2 of the memorandum and the statement
relating thereto, information concerning the appointment of the
representatives of Member States to the session had been communicated
to the Secretary-General, as of the time of the meeting of the
Credentials Committee, by means of a cable or a telefax from the Head
of State or Government or the Minister for Foreign Affairs, or by
means of a letter or note verbale from the Permanent Mission
concerned, by the following 78 Member States:  Algeria, Azerbaijan,
Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Bhutan, Brazil, Burkina Faso,
Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chile, China,
Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus,
Democratic People's Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominican
Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia,
France, Gabon, Gambia, Greece, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti,
Honduras, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Italy, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia,
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia,
Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Nepal, Nicaragua, Palau,
Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Qatar, Republic of
Korea, Republic of Moldova, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint
Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Senegal, Seychelles, Sudan, Togo,
Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Venezuela, Yemen and
Zimbabwe.

7.   As noted in paragraph 3 of the memorandum and the statement
relating thereto, the following 42 Member States participating in the
nineteenth special session had not, as of the time of the meeting of
the Credentials Committee, communicated to the Secretary-General
information regarding their representatives to the session, but had
previously empowered their permanent representatives to represent
their respective States in all organs of the United Nations without
limitation as to session:  Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Armenia,
Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Canada, Chad, Czech
Republic, Dominica, Estonia, Georgia, Germany, Guatemala, Guinea,
Guyana, Iraq, Israel, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic,
Lebanon, Lesotho, Mongolia, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, San
Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Spain,
Tajikistan, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Uganda,
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United Republic
of Tanzania, Vanuatu, Viet Nam and Zambia.

8.   The Chairman recommended that the Committee accept the credentials
of the representatives of all Member States mentioned in the
Secretary-General's memorandum, on the understanding that formal
credentials for representatives of the Member States referred to in
paragraphs 2 and 3 of the Secretary-General's memorandum would be
communicated to the Secretary-General as soon as possible.  He
proposed the following draft resolution for adoption by the Committee:

         "The Credentials Committee,

         "Having examined the credentials of the representatives to
     the nineteenth special session of the General Assembly of the
     Member States referred to in the memorandum of the
     Secretary-General dated 24 June 1997,

         "Accepts the credentials of the representatives of the Member
     States concerned."

9.   The draft resolution proposed by the Chairman was adopted without
a vote.

10.  The Chairman then proposed that the Committee should recommend to
the General Assembly the adoption of a draft resolution (see para.
12).  The proposal was adopted without a vote.

11.  In the light of the foregoing, the present report is submitted to
the General Assembly.


                  RECOMMENDATION OF THE CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE

12.  The Credentials Committee recommends to the General Assembly the
adoption of the following draft resolution:


               Credentials of representatives to the nineteenth
                    special session of the General Assembly

     The General Assembly,

     Having considered the report of the Credentials Committee and the
recommendation contained therein,

     Approves the report of the Credentials Committee.


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