United Nations


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

23 February 1996


Fiftieth session
Agenda item 12


           [on the report of the Second Committee (A/50/615/Add.1)]

            50/127.  Target for World Food Programme pledges
                     for the period 1997-1998

      The General Assembly,

      Recalling the provisions of its resolution 2095 (XX) of
20 December 1965 to the effect that the World Food Programme was to be
reviewed before each pledging conference,

      Noting that the Programme was reviewed by the Committee on Food
Aid Policies and Programmes of the World Food Programme at its thirty-
seventh session and by the Economic and Social Council at its
substantive session of 1994,

      Having considered Economic and Social Council resolution 1995/3
of 13 July 1995 and the comments of the Committee on Food Aid Policies
and Programmes,  1/

      Recognizing the value of multilateral food aid as implemented by
the World Food Programme since its inception and the necessity for
continuing its action both as a form of capital investment and for
meeting emergency food needs,

      1.    Establishes for the period 1997-1998 a target for voluntary
contributions to the World Food Programme of $1.3 billion;

      2.    Urges States Members of the United Nations and members and
associate members of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the
United Nations and appropriate donor organizations to make every
effort to ensure that the target is fully attained;

      3.    Requests the Secretary-General, in cooperation with the
Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the
United Nations, to convene a pledging conference for this purpose at
United Nations Headquarters in 1996.

                                                          96th plenary meeting
                                                              20 December 1995


1/          See E/1995/96.

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