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A/RES/50/151


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9 February 1996ORIGINAL:
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Fiftieth session
Agenda item 109


                  RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

               [on the report of the Third Committee (A/50/632)]


            50/151.     Comprehensive consideration and review
                        of the problems of refugees,
                        returnees, displaced persons and
                        related migratory movements

      The General Assembly,

      Noting the 1951 Convention  1/ and the 1967 Protocol  2/
relating to the Status of Refugees,

      Recalling its resolutions 48/113 of 20 December 1993 and 49/173
of 23 December 1994,

      Having considered the report of the Secretary-General  3/ and
the report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees,  4/

      Reaffirming the need for the international community to consider
comprehensive approaches for the coordination of action with regard to
refugees, returnees, displaced persons and related migratory
movements,


      Considering the magnitude of existing and potential refugee and
related migratory movements in the countries of the Commonwealth of
Independent States and relevant neighbouring States,

      1.    Takes note of the report of the Secretary-General, as well
as the report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, in
particular paragraph 30 of the addendum to the latter report;  5/

      2.    Calls upon the United Nations High Commissioner for
Refugees, in consultation with States concerned and in coordination
with relevant intergovernmental, regional and non-governmental
organizations, to continue to consider and develop comprehensive
regional approaches to the problems of refugees and displaced persons;

      3.    Expresses its appreciation to the High Commissioner for her
efforts to promote and develop a transparent preparatory process for a
regional conference to address the problems of refugees, displaced
persons and other forms of involuntary displacement and returnees in
the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States and relevant
neighbouring States;

      4.    Welcomes the establishment of a common secretariat for the
preparation of the conference, comprising the Office of the United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the International Organization
for Migration and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in
Europe and its Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights;

      5.    Requests the High Commissioner, in close cooperation with
States and intergovernmental organizations concerned, to convene the
conference in 1996;

      6.    Expresses its appreciation to United Nations bodies and
agencies and other international organizations and institutions for
their valuable contribution to the preparatory process leading to the
conference;

      7.    Urges all States concerned and appropriate
intergovernmental, regional and non-governmental organizations to
support that process;

      8.    Appeals to all States and regional and intergovernmental
organizations to provide the necessary support and resources needed by
the secretariat for the preparation and holding of the conference;

      9.    Requests the Secretary-General to report to the General
Assembly at its fifty-first session on the implementation of the
present resolution.


                                                          97th plenary meeting
                                                              21 December 1995


                                     Notes

1/          United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 189, No. 2545.

2/          Ibid., vol. 606, No. 8791.

3/          A/50/414.

4/          Official Records of the General Assembly, Fiftieth Session,
Supplement No. 12 (A/50/12).

5/          A/50/12/Add.1.

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