United Nations


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

15 February 1996


Fiftieth session
Agenda item 106


               [on the report of the Third Committee (A/50/629)]

            50/147.     United Nations African Institute for
                        the Prevention of Crime and the
                        Treatment of Offenders

      The General Assembly,

      Recalling its resolution 49/156 of 23 December 1994,

      Recalling also Economic and Social Council resolution 1994/21 of
25 July 1994,

      Aware of the financial difficulties that the United Nations
African Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of
Offenders continues to face as a result of the fact that many States
of the African region are in the category of least developed countries
and therefore lack the necessary resources with which to support the

      Conscious of the efforts made thus far by the Institute in
fulfilling its mandate through, inter alia, the organization of
training programmes and regional seminars, as well as the provision of
advisory services,

      Having considered the report of the Secretary-General,  1/

      1.    Commends the United Nations African Institute for the
Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders for the activities
it has undertaken, despite its difficulties in fulfilling its mandate,
as reflected in the progress report of the Secretary-General on the
activities of the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice
Research Institute and other institutes;  2/

      2.    Expresses its appreciation to those Governments and
intergovernmental bodies which have supported the Institute in the
discharge of its responsibilities;

      3.    Appeals to Governments and intergovernmental and non-
governmental organizations to provide financial and technical support
to the Institute to enable it to fulfil its objectives, in particular
those concerning training, technical assistance, policy guidance,
research and data collection;

      4.    Requests the Secretary-General to ensure that the Institute
is provided with adequate funds, within the overall appropriation of
the programme budget and from extrabudgetary resources, and to submit
proposals for any necessary additional funding of the Institute, in
accordance with General Assembly resolution 49/156 and its decision
49/480 of 6 April 1995;

      5.    Requests the Administrator of the United Nations Development
Programme to reconsider its decision with regard to its financial
support to the Institute and to continue providing appropriate funds
for the institutional strengthening and the implementation of the
programme of work of the Institute, taking into account the difficult
economic and financial situation faced by many countries in the
African region;

      6.    Also requests the Secretary-General to ensure proper follow-
up with all concerned on the implementation of the present resolution
and to report thereon to the General Assembly at its fifty-first
session and to the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
at its fifth session.

                                                          97th plenary meeting
                                                              21 December 1995


1/          A/50/375.

2/          E/CN.15/1995/9 and Add.1.

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