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A/RES/50/131


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

16 February 1996

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Fiftieth session
Agenda item 34


                  RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

         [without reference to a Main Committee (A/50/L.65 and
          Add.1)]


            50/131.  United Nations Educational and
                     Training Programme for Southern
                     Africa


      The General Assembly,

      Recalling its resolutions on the United Nations Educational
and Training Programme for Southern Africa, in particular
resolution 49/17 of 23 November 1994,

      Also recalling its resolution 2349 (XXII) of
19 December 1967, by which it established the United Nations
Educational and Training Programme for Southern Africa by
integrating earlier special programmes, and resolution
2431 (XXIII) of 18 December 1968, by which it established the
Advisory Committee on the United Nations Educational and Training
Programme for Southern Africa,

      Having considered the report of the Secretary-General of 7
December 1995  1/ containing an account of the work of the
Advisory Committee and the administration of the Programme for
the period from 1 September 1994 to 31 August 1995, 

      Recognizing the valuable assistance rendered over the years
by the Programme to disadvantaged students in South Africa, its
support for institution-building in that country and the measures
it has taken to ensure that commitments made with regard to
educational and training assistance can be met in full,

      Fully recognizing the need for the Government of South
Africa to lay a proper foundation, in particular in the field of
human resource development, during the transition and post-
apartheid period,

      1.    Endorses the report of the Secretary-General on the
United Nations Educational and Training Programme for Southern
Africa;

      2.    Agrees with the recommendation of the Advisory
Committee on the United Nations Educational and Training
Programme for Southern Africa that the Programme be extended for
three to five years beyond April 1994;  2/

      3.    Decides, for the purpose of integrating the goals of
the Programme with the overall multilateral development
programmes of the United Nations Development Programme, to
transfer, no later than 1 May 1996, management of the Programme
and its funds and decision-making authority to the Administrator
of the United Nations Development Programme through the Executive
Board of the Development Programme which will be entrusted with
the following:

      (a)   To continue the United Nations Educational and Training
Programme for Southern Africa Trust Fund as an identifiable
entity for three to five years beyond April 1994;

      (b)   To undertake fund-raising and mobilization of resources
for the Programme;

      (c)   To monitor and review the Programme;

      4.    Also decides to endorse the activities of the
Programme, and requests the United Nations Development Programme
to continue to place the primary focus of the Programme on human
resource development aimed at capacity- and institution-building
by contributing to South Africa's human resources during this
critical period of development through:

      (a)   Expanding arrangements for co-sponsored training for
the disadvantaged majority in sectors previously neglected;

      (b)   Continuing to utilize the catalyst function of the
Programme by expanding the co-sponsorship and job-placement
arrangements with corporations, non-governmental organizations
and educational institutions;

      5.    Recommends administrative streamlining with the
objective of strengthening the office of the Programme in South
Africa;

      6.    Endorses the recommendation that the Advisory Committee
should be discontinued;  3/

      7.    Expresses its appreciation to the Governments that have
supported the Programme and to the organizations and agencies
that have cooperated with it;

      8.    Expresses its gratitude to the Secretary-General and
the staff of the United Nations Educational and Training
Programme for Southern Africa and 


to the Advisory Committee for their persistent efforts, and
congratulates them for their outstanding achievements since the
start of the Programme.

                                                          96th plenary meeting
                                                              20 December 1995


                                     Notes

1/          A/50/750.

2/          Ibid., para. 27.

3/          Ibid., para. 32.

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