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A/RES/48/113


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

20 December 1993

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                                                  A/RES/48/113
                                                  85th plenary meeting
                                                  20 December 1993
 
         Convening of a United Nations conference for the comprehensive
              consideration and review of the problems of refugees,
                   returnees, displaced persons and migrants
 
      The General Assembly,
 
      Recalling the 1951 Convention and the 1967 Protocol relating to the
Status of Refugees,
 
      Taking into consideration the complexity and urgency of the global
refugee crisis and the need for the international community to adopt a
comprehensive approach for the coordination of action with regard to refugees,
returnees, displaced persons and migrants,
 
      Noting that the International Conference on Population and Development,
to be held at Cairo from 5 to 13 September 1994, will address matters related
to refugees, displaced persons and migrants,
 
      Welcoming the continued work of the Special Representative of the
Secretary-General on Internally Displaced Persons,
 
      Recognizing the need to develop innovative strategies, mechanisms and
decisions in this field,
 
      1.    Takes note of the proposal to convene a United Nations conference
for the comprehensive consideration and review of the problems of refugees,
returnees, displaced persons and migrants;
 
      2.    Invites all Member States, the specialized agencies, other
international organizations, concerned United Nations bodies, regional
organizations and non-governmental organizations concerned to undertake
reviews and submit recommendations to the Secretary-General with regard to the
appropriateness of convening such a conference, taking into consideration,
inter alia, the deliberations of the Cairo Conference, as well as the work of
the Special Representative of the Secretary-General;
 
      3.    Requests the Secretary-General to submit to the General Assembly
at its forty-ninth session a report on the recommendations received pursuant
to paragraph 2 above.