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A/RES/38/146


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

19 December 1983

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                                                   A/RES/38/146
                                                   19 December 1983
                                                   Meeting no. 102
 
                     World Tourism Organization
 
     The General Assembly,
 
     Recalling its resolutions 32/156 and 32/157 of 19 December 1977, 33/122
of 19 December 1978 and 34/134 of 14 December 1979, concerning the World
Tourism Organization,
 
     Recalling also its resolution 36/41 of 19 November 1981, which pertains,
inter alia, to the Manila Declaration on World Tourism,
 
     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 Development
Decade,
 
     Taking note of paragraph 5 of General Assembly resolution 36/41 and of
subparagraph (c) of Economic and Social Council decision 109 (LIX) of
23 July 1975, in which the Assembly and the Council decided that the World
Tourism Organization might participate, on a continuing basis, in the work of
the Assembly and the Council in areas of concern to that Organization,
 
     Noting that the World Tourism Meeting was convened from 21 to
27 August 1982 at Acapulco, Mexico, and that it adopted the Acapulco Document
on World Tourism as a follow-up to the Manila Declaration,
 
     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 significant force for peace and international understanding,
 
     1.   Welcomes the report of the Secretary-General of the World Tourism
Organization on the progress made in the implementation of the Manila
Declaration on World Tourism;
 
     2.   Urges Member States to give due attention to the principles of the
Manila Declaration and the Acapulco Document on World Tourism 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, in co-operation with the
United Nations system, to continue its efforts towards the future development
and promotion of tourism, especially in the developing countries, bearing in
mind the principles and guidelines contained in the Manila Declaration and the
Acapulco Document;
 
     4.   Requests the United Nations Development Programme and other relevant
bodies within the United Nations system, as well as other international,
intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations directly or indirectly
interested in tourism, to extend their assistance, in co-operation with the
World Tourism Organization and in accordance with the priorities of the
Governments concerned, towards the implementation of the Manila Declaration
and the Acapulco Document;
 
     5.   Requests the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization to
submit to the General Assembly at its fortieth session, through the Economic
and Social Council, a report on the progress made in the implementation of the
Manila Declaration and the Acapulco Document.