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A/RES/50/123


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

23 February 1996

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Fiftieth session
Agenda item 101


                  RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

         [on the report of the Second Committee (A/50/623 and Corr.1)]


            50/123. International migration and development

      The General Assembly,

      Recalling the Programme of Action of the International Conference
on Population and Development adopted at Cairo, in particular, chapter
X on international migration,  1/

      Recalling also the relevant provisions contained in the
Copenhagen Declaration on Social Development  2/ and the Programme
of Action of the World Summit for Social Development  3/ and in the
Platform for Action  4/ adopted by the Fourth World Conference on
Women,

      Recalling further its resolution 49/127 of 19 December 1994 and
Economic and Social Council decision 1995/313 of 27 July 1995,

      Recognizing the importance from an analytical and operational
point of view of identifying the existing linkages among the social,
economic, political and cultural factors related to international
migration and development, and of taking appropriate steps to
intensify the analysis of issues involved,

      Recognizing also the important role of the United Nations
Population Fund as the lead agency of the Inter-Agency Task Force on
the Implementation of the Programme of Action adopted at Cairo,

      Recalling that the General Assembly and the Economic and Social
Council should carry out their respective responsibilities, as
entrusted to them in the Charter of the United Nations, in the
formulation of policies and the provision of guidance to and
coordination of United Nations activities in the field of population
and development,

      Recalling also that the Economic and Social Council, in the
context of its role under the Charter vis-a`-vis the General Assembly
and in accordance with Assembly resolutions 45/264 of 13 May 1991,
46/235 of 13 April 1992 and 48/162 of 20 December 1994, should assist
the Assembly in promoting an integrated approach to the implementation
of the Programme of Action in providing system-wide coordination and
guidance in monitoring the implementation,

      1.    Takes note of the report of the Secretary-General on
international migration and development,  5/ including the
comments of Governments regarding the objectives and modalities for
the convening of a United Nations conference on international
migration and development;

      2.    Urges Member States and the United Nations system to
strengthen international cooperation in the area of international
migration and development in order to address the root causes of
migration, especially those related to poverty, and to maximize the
benefits of international migration to those concerned and increase
the likelihood that international migration has positive consequences
for the sustainable development of both sending and receiving
countries;

      3.    Calls upon the international community to seek to make the
option of remaining in one's country viable for all people; to that
end, efforts to achieve sustainable economic and social development,
ensuring a better economic balance between developed and developing
countries, should be strengthened;

      4.    Invites the Commission on Population and Development to
consider, in 1997, in the context of the follow-up to the Programme of
Action of the International Conference on Population and Development,
in particular chapter X, the interrelationship between international
migration and development;

      5.    Calls upon all relevant organs, organizations and programmes
of the United Nations system and other intergovernmental, regional and
subregional organizations to address the issue of international
migration and development, and invites them to submit their views to
the Secretary-General;

      6.    Invites the Economic and Social Council to consider at its
organizational session for 1997 including "International migration and
development" as a theme in the context of its agenda for 1997;

      7.    Requests the Secretary-General to designate, within existing
resources, a clearly identifiable, qualified and competent focal point
and to prepare, following consultations with the International
Organization for Migration and the International Labour Organization
and other relevant organizations of the United Nations system and
after soliciting the additional views of Governments, a report to be
presented to the General Assembly at its fifty-second session
containing concrete proposals on ways and means to address, from
cross-sectoral, interregional, regional and subregional points of
view, the issue of international migration and development, including
aspects related to objectives and modalities for the convening of a
United Nations conference on international migration and development;

      8.    Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-
second session the item entitled "International migration and
development, including the convening of a United Nations conference on
international migration and development".

                                                          96th plenary meeting
                                                              20 December 1995


                                     Notes

1/          See Report of the International Conference on Population and
Development, Cairo, 5-13 September 1994 (A/CONF.171/13/Rev.1) (United
Nations publication, Sales No. E.95.XIII.18), chap. I, resolution 1,
annex.

2/          A/CONF.166/9, chap. I, resolution 1, annex I.

3/          Ibid., annex II.  

4/          A/CONF.177/20 and Add.1, chap. I, resolution 1, annex II.

5/          E/1995/69.

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