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A/RES/36/41


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

19 November 1981

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                                               A/RES/36/41
                                               19 November 1981
                                               64th plenary meeting
                 World Tourism Organization
 
  The General Assembly,
 
  Recalling its resolutions 32/157 of 19 December 1977 and 33/122 of 19
December 1978, concerning the World Tourism Organization,
 
  Recalling also its resolution 34/134 of 14 December 1979, concerning the
convening of the World Tourism Conference in September and October 1980 at
Manila by the World Tourism Organization,
 
  Recalling further its resolution 35/56 of 5 December 1980, by which it
proclaimed the Third United Nations Development Decade and adopted the
International Development Strategy for the Third United Nations Decade,
 
  Taking note of paragraph (c) of Economic and Social Council decision 109
(LIX) of 23 July 1975, in which the Council designated the World Tourism
Organization to participate, on a continuing basis, in the work of the
Council, 
 
  Noting with satisfaction the report on the World Tourism Conference prepared
by the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization in conformity with
General Assembly resolution 34/134,
 
  Noting with appreciation the statement made by the Minister of Tourism of
the Philippines and President of the World Tourism Conference on the results
of the Conference, as embodied in the Manila Declaration on World Tourism
adopted by the Conference,
 
  Recognizing the new dimension and role of tourism as a positive instrument
towards the improvement of the quality of life for all peoples, as well as a
vital force for peace and international understanding,
 
1.  Welcomes the Manila Declaration on World Tourism, which provides
guidelines for the harmonious, balanced and equitable development of national
and international tourism;
 
2.  Urges States to give due attention to the principles of the Manila
Declaration while formulating and implementing, as appropriate, their tourism
policies, plans and programmes, in accordance with their national priorities
and within the framework of the programme of work of the World Tourism
Organization;
 
3.  Requests the World Tourism Organization to continue its efforts towards
the future development and promotion of tourism, especially in the developing
countries, bearing in mind the implementation of the principles and guidelines
contained in the Manila Declaration;
 
4.  Requests international, intergovernmental and non-governmental
organizations directly or indirectly interested in tourism to extend their
assistance, in consultation and co-operation with the World Tourism
Organization, towards the implementation of the Manila Declaration;
 
5.  Decides that the World Tourism Organization may participate, on a
continuing basis, in the work of the General Assembly in areas of concern to
that Organization;
 
6.  Requests the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization to submit
to the General Assembly at its thirty-eighth session, through the Economic and
Social Council, a report on the progress made in the implementation of the
Manila Declaration.