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A/RES/39/22


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

23 November 1984

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                                                   A/RES/39/22
                                                   23 November 1984
                                                   Meeting no. 71
 
       International Youth Year: Participation, Development, Peace
 
     The General Assembly,
 
     Recalling its resolutions 34/151 of 17 December 1979, 35/126 of
11 December 1980, 36/28 of 13 November 1981, 37/48 of 3 December 1982 and
38/22 of 22 November 1983,
 
     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, against foreign domination and occupation, and 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,
 
     Bearing in mind that 1985 is the fortieth anniversary of the United
Nations, 
 
     Emphasizing again that the United Nations should pay more attention to
the role of young people in the world of today and to their demands for the
world of tomorrow,
 
     Convinced that the preparation for and observance in 1985 of the
International Youth Year with 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,
 
     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,
 
     Recalling that the activities of the International Youth Year at the
international level should be primarily supportive of activities undertaken
relative to regional, national and local youth issues,
 
     Recognizing the important role of United Nations bodies, the specialized
agencies and the regional commissions in promoting international co-operation
in the field of youth and the necessity of strengthening their role in the
effective implementation of the Specific Programme of Measures and Activities
to be undertaken prior to and during the International Youth Year:
Participation, Development, Peace,
 
     Aware of the contribution which the United Nations Educational,
Scientific and Cultural Organization is making to the promotion of
international co-operation in the field of youth,
 
     Noting with satisfaction the progress made in the implementation of the
Specific Programme of Measures and Activities to be undertaken prior to and
during the International Youth Year,
 
     Also noting with satisfaction that many Governments have established
national committees or other mechanisms to facilitate the planning,
implementation and co-ordination of the activities related to the preparation
for and observance of the International Youth Year,
 
     1.   Endorses the recommendations made by the Advisory Committee for the
International Youth Year contained in the report on its third session;
 
     2.   Decides to devote an appropriate number of plenary meetings at its
fortieth session, in 1985, to policies and programmes relating to youth and to
designate these meetings as the United Nations World Conference for the
International Youth Year which should take place in keeping with the
procedures and practices of the General Assembly;
 
     3.   Requests the Secretary-General to take all measures recommended by
the Advisory Committee for the International Youth Year with a view to
ensuring an appropriate observance of the International Youth Year within the
United Nations system;
 
     4.   Recommends to all Member States that they should include youth
representatives in their delegations to the fortieth session of the General
Assembly;
 
     5.   Decides that the fourth session of the Advisory Committee for the
International Youth Year shall be convened, within existing resources, at
Vienna, from 25 March to 3 April 1985 with a view to working out, on the basis
of a draft prepared by the Secretary-General, guidelines for further planning
and suitable follow-up in the field of youth which will be transmitted for
approval to the General Assembly at its fortieth session;
 
     6.   Stresses again 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 for and observance of
the International Youth Year;
 
     7.   Invites all international governmental and non-governmental
organizations that have planned specific activities devoted to the
International Youth Year, as well as the organizers of international youth
conferences and festivals in 1985, to be inspired, in the process of preparing
and implementing those activities, by the motto of the International Youth
Year:  "Participation, Development, Peace" and by the provisions of the
Specific Programme of Measures and Activities to be undertaken prior to and
during the International Youth Year endorsed by the General Assembly;
 
     8.   Also invites the organizers of international youth conferences and
festivals in 1985 to inform the General Assembly at its fortieth session,
through the Secretary-General, of the results of those activities and the
documents adopted;
 
     9.   Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its fortieth session
the item entitled "International Youth Year:  Participation, Development,
Peace" and to grant it high priority.