United Nations

A/RES/50/17


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  
50th session
28 November 1995


    
Fiftieth session
Agenda item 32


                  RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

              [without reference to a Main Committee (A/50/L.22)]


            50/17.   Cooperation between the United Nations
                     and the Organization of the Islamic
                     Conference


      The General Assembly,

      Recalling its resolutions 37/4 of 22 October 1982, 38/4 of
28 October 1983, 39/7 of 8 November 1984, 40/4 of 25 October 1985,
41/3 of 16 October 1986, 42/4 of 15 October 1987, 43/2 of 17 October
1988, 44/8 of 18 October 1989, 45/9 of 25 October 1990, 46/13 of 28
October 1991, 47/18 of 23 November 1992, 48/24 of 24 November 1993 and
49/15 of 15 November 1994,

      Having considered the report of the Secretary-General of 17
October 1995 on cooperation between the United Nations and the
Organization of the Islamic Conference,  1/

      Taking into account the desire of both organizations to cooperate
more closely in the political, economic, social, humanitarian,
cultural and technical fields and in their common search for solutions
to global problems, such as questions relating to international peace
and security, disarmament, self-determination, decolonization,
fundamental human rights and economic and technical development,

      Recalling also the Articles of the Charter of the United Nations
that encourage the activities through regional cooperation for the
promotion of the purposes and principles of the United Nations,

      Noting the strengthening of cooperation between the specialized
agencies and other organizations of the United Nations system and the
Organization of the Islamic Conference and its specialized
institutions,

      Noting also the encouraging progress made in the nine priority
areas of cooperation, as well as in the identification of other areas
of cooperation,

      Convinced that the strengthening of cooperation between the
United Nations and other organizations of the United Nations system
and the Organization of the Islamic Conference contributes to the
promotion of the purposes and principles of the United Nations,

      Taking into account the report of the Secretary-General entitled
"An Agenda for Peace",  2/ in particular section VII, concerning
cooperation with regional arrangements and organizations, and the
"Supplement to An Agenda for Peace",  3/

      Noting with appreciation the determination of both organizations
to strengthen further the existing cooperation by developing specific
proposals in the designated priority areas of cooperation, as well as
in the political field,

      Welcoming the results of the coordination meeting of focal points
of the organizations and agencies of the United Nations system and the
Organization of the Islamic Conference and its specialized
institutions, held at Geneva from 19 to 21 June 1995,

      Welcoming also the meeting held at United Nations Headquarters on
1 August 1994 between the Secretary-General and heads of the regional
and other organizations, including the Secretary-General of the
Organization of the Islamic Conference,

      1.    Takes note with satisfaction of the report of the Secretary-
General; 1/

      2.    Takes note of the conclusions and recommendations adopted by
the coordination meeting of focal points of the organizations and
agencies of the United Nations system and the Organization of the
Islamic Conference and its specialized institutions;

      3.    Notes with satisfaction the active participation of the
Organization of the Islamic Conference in the work of the United
Nations towards the realization of the purposes and principles of the
Charter of the United Nations;

      4.    Requests the United Nations and the Organization of the
Islamic Conference to continue cooperation in their common search for
solutions to global problems, such as questions relating to
international peace and security, disarmament, self-determination,
decolonization, fundamental human rights, social and economic
development and technical cooperation;

      5.    Welcomes the proposals of the coordination meeting of focal
points of the United Nations and the Organization of the Islamic
Conference to strengthen cooperation between the two organizations in
a number of different areas and to review the ways and means for
enhancing the actual mechanisms of such cooperation;

      6.    Welcomes also the efforts of the secretariats of the two
organizations to strengthen cooperation between them in the political
field and to undertake consultations with a view to defining the
mechanisms of such cooperation;

      7.    Welcomes further the periodic high-level meetings between
the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Secretary-General
of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, as well as between
senior secretariat officials of the two organizations;

      8.    Encourages the specialized agencies and other organizations
of the United Nations system to continue to expand their cooperation
with the Organization of the Islamic Conference, particularly by
negotiating cooperation agreements, and invites them to multiply the
contacts and meetings of the focal points for cooperation in priority
areas of interest to the United Nations and the Organization of the
Islamic Conference;

      9.    Urges the organizations of the United Nations system,
especially the lead agencies, to provide increased technical and other
forms of assistance to the Organization of the Islamic Conference and
its specialized institutions in order to enhance cooperation;

      10.   Expresses its appreciation to the Secretary-General for his
continued efforts to strengthen cooperation and coordination between
the United Nations and other organizations of the United Nations
system and the Organization of the Islamic Conference and its
specialized institutions to serve the mutual interests of the two
organizations in the political, economic, social and cultural fields;

      11.   Also expresses its appreciation to the Secretary-General for
his initiative to convene a meeting of heads of regional organizations
on 1 August 1994, and looks forward to similar meetings in the future;

      12.   Recommends that, in order to enhance cooperation and for the
purpose of review and appraisal of progress, a general meeting between
representatives of the secretariats of the United Nations system and
the Organization of the Islamic Conference and its specialized
institutions should take place in 1996, and every two years
thereafter;

      13.   Also recommends that coordination meetings of focal points
of the organizations and agencies of the United Nations system and the
Organization of the Islamic Conference and its specialized
institutions should henceforth be held concurrently with the general
meeting;

      14.   Expresses its appreciation for the efforts of the Secretary-
General in the promotion of cooperation between the United Nations and
the Organization of the Islamic Conference, and expresses the hope
that he will continue to strengthen the mechanisms of coordination
between the two organizations;

      15.   Requests the Secretary-General to report to the General
Assembly at its fifty-first session on the state of cooperation
between the United Nations and the Organization of the Islamic
Conference;

      16.   Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-
first session the item entitled "Cooperation between the United
Nations and the Organization of the Islamic Conference".

                                                          67th plenary meeting
                                                              20 November 1995


                                     Notes

1/          A/50/573.

2/          A/47/277-S/24111.

3/          A/50/60-S/1995/1.


   

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