United Nations

A/RES/50/3


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  
50th session
23 October 1995


Fiftieth session
Agenda item 157


RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
[without reference to a Main Committee (A/50/L.4 and Add.1)]


50/3. Cooperation between the United Nations and the Agency for Cultural and Technical Cooperation


The General Assembly,

Recalling its resolution 33/18 of 10 November 1978, by which it
granted observer status to the Agency for Cultural and Technical
Cooperation,

Recalling also that one of the purposes of the United Nations is
to achieve international cooperation in solving international
problems, in particular those of an economic, social and cultural
character,

Further recalling that the Charter of the United Nations provides
for the existence of regional arrangements or agencies whose
objectives and activities are consistent with the purposes and
principles of the United Nations,

Noting with appreciation the desire expressed by the heads of
State and Government of the countries that use French as a common
language at their Fifth Summit, held at Grand-Baie, Mauritius, from 16
to 18 October 1993, to contribute actively to the solution of the
major political and economic problems of today's world and to begin a
new partnership with all the institutions that make up the United
Nations family,

Considering that the Agency for Cultural and Technical
Cooperation brings together a considerable number of States Members of
the United Nations that use French as a common language, among which
it promotes multilateral cooperation in areas of interest to the
United Nations,

Convinced of the need to coordinate the use of available
resources to serve the common objectives of the two organizations,

Affirming the need to establish cooperation, or strengthen such
cooperation where it already exists, between the two organizations in
areas of common interest,

1. Notes with satisfaction the support expressed by the heads
of State and Government of countries that use French as a common
language for United Nations activities and their desire to begin a new
partnership with the institutions of the United Nations system;

2. Welcomes the involvement of the countries that use French as
a common language, through the Agency for Cultural and Technical
Cooperation, in United Nations activities, in particular the
preparation for, conduct of and follow-up to world conferences
organized under United Nations auspices;

3. Notes the complementarity of the activities of the Agency
for Cultural and Technical Cooperation and the United Nations, as well
as the programmes and other institutions of the United Nations system;

4. Invites the Secretary-General of the United Nations to take
the necessary steps, in consultation with the Secretary-General of the
Agency for Cultural and Technical Cooperation, to promote cooperation
between the two secretariats, particularly by encouraging meetings
that enable their representatives to consult one another on projects,
measures and procedures that will facilitate and expand cooperation
and coordination between the two organizations;

5. Urgently requests the specialized agencies and other bodies
and programmes of the United Nations to cooperate to this end with the
Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Secretary-General of
the Agency for Cultural and Technical Cooperation;

6. Requests the Secretary-General to submit a report on the
implementation of the present resolution to the General Assembly at
its fifty-second session;

7. Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-
second session the item entitled "Cooperation between the United
Nations and the Agency for Cultural and Technical Cooperation".

31st plenary meeting
16 October 1995


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