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A/RES/49/2


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

19 October 1994

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                                             A/RES/49/2
                                             38th plenary meeting
                                             19 October 1994
 
 
         49/2. Observer status for the International Federation of
               Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in the General
               Assembly
 
     The General Assembly,
 
     Recalling the special functions of the member societies of the
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies which are
recognized by their respective Governments as auxiliaries to the public
authorities in the humanitarian field on the basis of the Geneva Conventions
of 12 August 1949,
 
     Considering the specific role of the International Federation in
international humanitarian relations as further defined by the International
Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent,
 
     Desirous of promoting cooperation between the United Nations and the
International Federation,
 
     1.   Decides to invite the International Federation of Red Cross and Red
Crescent Societies to participate in the sessions and the work of the General
Assembly in the capacity of observer;
 
     2.   Requests the Secretary-General to take the necessary action to
implement the present resolution.