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A/RES/37/58


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3 December 1982

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                                            A/RES/37/58
                                            3 December 1982
 
          United Nations Decade for Women:  Equality, Development and Peace
 
          The General Assembly,
 
          Bearing in mind its resolutions 3201 (S-VI) and 3202 (S-VI) of 1 May
     1974 containing the Declaration and the Programme of Action on the
     Establishment of a New International Economic Order, 3281 (XXIX) of 12
     December 1974 containing the Charter of Economic Rights and Duties of
     States, and 3362 (S-VII) of 16 September 1975 on development and
     international economic co-operation,
 
          Recalling its resolutions 35/136 of 11 December 1980 and 36/126 of
     14 December 1981, in which it endorsed the Programme of Action for the
     Second Half of the United Nations Decade for Women, as adopted at the
     World Conference of the United Nations Decade for Women, held at
     Copenhagen in 1980,
 
          Affirming the role of the Centre for Social Development and
     Humanitarian Affairs of the Secretariat as the focal point for the
     organizations of the United Nations system with regard to the activities
     undertaken in the implementation of the Programme of Action for the
     Second Half of the United Nations Decade for Women,
 
          Recalling also its resolution 36/128 of 14 December 1981 on the
     establishment of the International Research and Training Institute for
     the Advancement of Women and Economic and Social Council resolution
     1982/27 of 4 May 1982 concerning the programme and activities of the
     Institute,
 
          Having considered the reports of the Secretary-General on the
     Voluntary Fund for the United Nations Decade for Women, on the status
     of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination
     against Women and on the activities and programmes of the
     International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of
     Women,
 
         1.    Takes note with appreciation of the report of the
     Secretary-General on the implementation of the Programme of Action for
     the Second Half of the United Nations Decade for Women;
 
         2.    Welcomes the steps taken by Governments and by the
     organizations of the United Nations system, including the regional
     commissions, to achieve progress towards the effective realization of the
     objectives of the United Nations Decade for Women:  Equality, Development
     and Peace;
 
         3.    Calls upon Governments, the organizations of the United Nations
     system, including the regional commissions, intergovernmental
     organizations and non-governmental organizations to pay increased
     attention to the need to take practical measures to implement the
     relevant recommendations of the Programme of Action for the Second Half
     of the United Nations Decade for Women and, in particular, to expand
     technical co-operation activities which would ensure women's full and
     equal participation, as agents and as beneficiaries, in all sectors and
     at all levels of development;
 
         4.    Emphasizes the continuing role of the Centre for Social
     Development and Humanitarian Affairs as the focal point for the
     organizations of the United Nations system with regard to activities
     undertaken in implementation of the Programme of Action;
 
         5.    Notes with satisfaction the contribution made by the Voluntary
     Fund for the United Nations Decade for Women to the implementation of the
     Programme of Action, mainly through innovative and experimental projects
     at the grass-roots level;
 
         6.    Notes with satisfaction the commencement of the work of the
     International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of
     Women and invites it to continue contributing to the objectives of the
     Decade;
 
         7.    Notes with satisfaction that, as at 1 November 1982, forty-five
     Members States had ratified or acceded to the Convention on the
     Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women;
 
         8.    Invites all States that have not yet done so to become parties
     to the Convention;
 
         9.    Welcomes the commencement of the work of the Committee on the
     Elimination of Discrimination against Women, which held its first meeting
     at Vienna from 18 to 22 October 1982;
 
        10.    Requests the Secretary-General to report to the General
     Assembly at its thirty-eighth session on the steps taken to implement the
     present resolution;
 
        11.    Also requests the Secretary-General to report to the General
     Assembly at the same session on the status of the Convention;
 
        12.    Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its
     thirty-eighth session the item entitled "United Nations Decade for
     Women:  Equality, Development and Peace".