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A/RES/48/210


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

21 December 1993

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                                                  A/RES/48/210
                                                  86th plenary meeting
                                                  21 December 1993
 
    Economic assistance to States affected by the implementation of the
    Security Council resolutions imposing sanctions against the Federal
    Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro)
 
      The General Assembly,
 
      Recalling the provisions of Articles 25, 48, 49 and 50 of the Charter of
the United Nations,
 
      Recalling also its resolution 47/120 B of 20 September 1993 entitled "An
Agenda for Peace", and in particular section IV thereof,
 
      Recalling further Security Council resolutions 713 (1991) of 25
September 1991, 724 (1991) of 15 December 1991, 757 (1992) of 30 May 1992, 787
(1992) of 16 November 1992, and 820 (1993) of 17 April 1993, in which the
Council decided to impose an arms embargo against the territory of the former
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and a comprehensive set of trade and
economic sanctions against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and
Montenegro),
 
      Taking note of Security Council resolution 843 (1993) of 18 June 1993,
in which the Council entrusted the Committee established pursuant to its
resolution 724 (1991) concerning Yugoslavia with the task of examining
requests for assistance under the provisions of Article 50 of the Charter, as
well as other relevant resolutions,
 
      Commending the efforts of the Security Council Committee established
pursuant to resolution 724 (1991) aimed at improving the efficiency of its
work,
 
      Expressing concern at the special economic problems confronting States
and in particular the States that border the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
(Serbia and Montenegro), the other Danube riparian States and other States in
the region adversely affected by the severance of their economic relations
with the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) and the
disruption of traditional transport and communications links in that part of
Europe,
 
      Noting the information provided by States regarding the measures taken
to give full effect to the sanctions as laid down in the relevant Security
Council resolutions, as well as the information concerning the special
economic problems they have been confronted with as a result of the
implementation of those measures,
 
      Recalling the recommendations adopted by the Security Council Committee
established pursuant to resolution 724 (1991) with regard to the States
confronted with special economic problems arising from the application of
sanctions against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro)
pursuant to Security Council resolutions 757 (1992), 787 (1992) and 820
(1993),
 
      Recognizing that the continued full implementation of Security Council
resolutions 713 (1991), 724 (1991), 757 (1992), 760 (1992) of 18 June 1992,
787 (1992) and 820 (1993) by all States will support measures to ensure
compliance with these and other relevant resolutions,
 
      Taking note of the report of the Secretary-General prepared pursuant to
the note by the President of the Security Council regarding the question of
special economic problems of States as a result of sanctions imposed under
Chapter VII of the Charter,
 
      1.    Commends the States bordering on the Federal Republic of
Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro), the other Danube riparian States and all
other States for the measures they have taken to comply with Security Council
resolutions 713 (1991), 724 (1991), 757 (1992), 760 (1992), 787 (1992) and 820
(1993), and urges all States to continue to observe those resolutions
strictly;
 
      2.    Recognizes the urgent need to assist States in coping with their
special economic problems arising from the implementation of sanctions against
the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro), inter alia,
through consideration of assistance for the promotion of the exports of the
affected countries and for the promotion of investments in those countries;
 
      3.    Supports the recommendations of the Security Council Committee
established pursuant to resolution 724 (1991) concerning Yugoslavia, in
response to requests for assistance received by the Security Council from
certain States confronting special economic problems under the provisions of
Article 50 of the Charter of the United Nations, in which the Committee, inter
alia:
 
      (a)   Appealed to all States on an urgent basis to provide immediate
technical, financial and material assistance to the affected States to
mitigate the adverse impact on their economies of the application by those
States of sanctions against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and
Montenegro) pursuant to Security Council resolutions 757 (1992), 787 (1992)
and 820 (1993);
 
      (b)   Invited the competent organs and specialized agencies of the
United Nations system, including the international financial institutions and
the regional development banks, to consider how their assistance programmes
and facilities might be helpful to the affected States, with a view to
alleviating their special economic problems arising from the application of
sanctions against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro)
pursuant to Security Council resolutions 757 (1992), 787 (1992) and 820
(1993);
 
      4.    Appeals to all States and invites the competent organs and
specialized agencies of the United Nations system to fulfil these
recommendations of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to
resolution 724 (1991);
 
      5.    Requests the Secretary-General to seek on a regular basis
information from States and the concerned organs and agencies of the United
Nations system on action taken to alleviate the special economic problems of
the affected States and to report thereon to the Security Council, as well as
to submit a report on the implementation of the present resolution to the
General Assembly at its forty-ninth session.