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A/RES/36/28


General Assembly

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13 November 1981

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                                               A/RES/36/28
                                               13 November 1981
                                               57th plenary meeting
 
 International Youth Year: Participation, Development, Peace
 
 The General Assembly,
 
  Recalling its resolutions 34/151 of 17 December 1979 and 35/126 of 11
December 1980, by which it decided to designate and observe 1985 as
International Youth Year:  Participation, Development, Peace
 
  Recalling also its decision 35/318 of 11 December 1980 on the appointment of
the members of the Advisory Committee for the International Youth Year,
 
  Recognizing the profound importance of the direct participation of youth in
shaping the future of mankind and the valuable contribution that youth can
make in the implementation of the new international economic order based on
equity and justice,
 
  Considering it necessary to disseminate among youth the ideals of peace,
respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, human solidarity and
dedication to the objectives of progress and development,
 
  Convinced of the imperative need to harness the energies, enthusiasms and
creative abilities of youth to the tasks of nation-building, the struggle for
self-determination and national independence, in accordance with the Charter
of the United Nations, and against foreign domination and occupation, for the
economic, social and cultural advancement of peoples, the implementation of
the new international economic order, the preservation of world peace and the
promotion of international co-operation and understanding,
 
  Emphasizing again that the United Nations should give more attention to the
role of young people in the world of today and to their demands for the world
of tomorrow,
 
  Recalling the topicality of assessing the needs and aspirations of youth,
and reaffirming the importance of current and projected United Nations
activities designed to increase the opportunities for youth and for its active
participation in national development activities,
 
  Believing that it is urgently desirable to consolidate the efforts of all
States in carrying out specific programmes concerning youth and to improve the
activities of the United Nations and the specialized agencies in the field of
youth, including youth exchanges in the cultural, sporting and other fields,
 
  Reaffirming the necessity for better co-ordination of efforts in dealing
with specific problems confronting young people and in examining the manner in
which those problems are being treated by the specialized agencies and by
various United Nations bodies,
 
  Convinced that the preparation and observance in 1985 of the International
Youth Year under the motto "Participation, Development, Peace" will offer a
useful and significant opportunity for drawing attention to the situation and
specific needs and aspirations of youth, for increasing co-operation at all
levels in dealing with youth issues, for undertaking concerted action
programmes in favour of youth and for involving young people in the study and
resolution of major national, regional and international problems,
 
  Confident that the International Youth Year will serve to mobilize efforts
at the local, national, regional and international levels in order to promote
the best educational, professional and living conditions for young people, to
ensure their active participation in the over-all development of society and
to encourage the preparation of new national and local policies and programmes
in accordance with each country's experience, conditions and priorities,
 
  Recognizing that the preparation and observance of the International Youth
Year will contribute to the reaffirmation of the goals of the new
international economic order and to the implementation of the International
Development Strategy for the Third United Nations Development Decade,
 
  Recalling also in this connexion its decision 35/424 of 5 December 1980 and
Economic and Social Council resolution 1980/67 of 25 July 1980 on the question
of guidelines for international years and anniversaries,
 
  Aware that, for the International Youth Year to be successful
and to maximize its impact and practical efficiency, adequate preparation and
the widespread support of Governments, all specialized agencies, international
intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations and the public will be
required,
 
  Noting with great satisfaction the interest of Member States, various United
Nations bodies and specialized agencies as well as youth organizations in the
decision to designate and observe 1985 as International Youth Year:
Participation, Development, Peace,
 
  Taking note of the report of the Advisory Committee for the International
Youth Year on its first session, held at Vienna from 30 March to 7 April 1981,
 
1.  Endorses the specific Programme of Measures and Activities to be
undertaken prior to and during the International Youth Year, as adopted by the
Advisory Committee for the International Youth Year and contained in the
report of the Secretary-General, bearing in mind that continued review and
revision of the Programme should be carried out in the coming years;
 
2.  Requests the Secretary-General to transmit the specific Programme of
Measures and Activities to all States, United Nations bodies, specialized
agencies and regional commissions as well as to the international
intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations concerned with a view to
its early implementation;
 
3.  Invites all States, all United Nations bodies, specialized agencies,
regional commissions and the international intergovernmental and
non-governmental organizations concerned, as well as youth organizations, to
exert all possible efforts for the implementation of the specific Programme of
Measures and Activities, in accordance with their experience, conditions and
priorities;
 
4.  Stresses the importance of active and direct participation of youth
organizations in the activities organized at the local, national, regional and
international levels for the preparation and observance of the International
Youth Year;
 
5.  Requests the Secretary-General to take the necessary measures to ensure
the proper co-ordination of the implementation and follow-up of the specific
Programme of Measures and Activities, including the provision of information;
 
6.  Requests the Secretary-General, in consultation with Governments of Member
States, specialized agencies and all the international bodies and
organizations concerned, to prepare for submission to the General Assembly at
its thirty-seventh session, through the Advisory Committee, a progress report
on the implementation of the specific Programme of Measures and Activities;
 
7.  Requests the Secretary-General to convene the second session of the
Advisory Committee during the second half of 1982, prior to the thirty-seventh
session of the General Assembly, to provide it with all necessary assistance
and to submit to it a progress report on the implementation of the specific
Programme of Measures and Activities;
 
8.  Invites the Advisory Committee to pay particular attention to the
implementation of the specific Programme of Measures and Activities and, to
this end, to submit adequate recommendations to the General Assembly;
 
9.  Requests the Secretary-General to continue to take concrete measures,
through all the communications media at his disposal, to give widespread
publicity to the activities of the United Nations system in the field of youth
and to increase the dissemination of information on youth;
 
10. Further requests the Secretary-General to take all necessary measures in
order to enable the Centre for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs of
the Secretariat to perform its tasks and responsibilities for the adequate
preparation and observance of the International Youth Year;
 
11. Again appeals to all States, to international governmental and
non-governmental organizations and to the public to make in due time generous
voluntary contributions to supplement funds provided under the regular budget
of the United Nations for the costs of the specific Programme of Measures and
Activities and requests the Secretary-General to take all appropriate measures
for obtaining such voluntary contributions;
 
12. Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its thirty-seventh session
the item entitled "International Youth Year:  Participation, Development,
Peace" and to grant it high priority.