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A/RES/50/30


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  
50th session
22 December 1995


Fiftieth session
Agenda item 86


                  RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

          [on the report of the Special Political and Decolonization
                   Committee (Fourth Committee) (A/50/607)]


            50/30.      Comprehensive review of the whole
                        question of peace-keeping operations
                        in all their aspects


      The General Assembly,

      Recalling its resolution 2006 (XIX) of 18 February 1965 and all
other relevant resolutions,

      Recalling in particular its resolution 49/37 of 9 December 1994,

      Affirming, on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the
United Nations, that the efforts of the United Nations in the peaceful
settlement of disputes, including through its peace-keeping
operations, are indispensable,

      Stressing the important role played by peace-keeping operations
in maintaining international peace and security, and recognizing the
need to ensure the safety of United Nations peace-keepers,

      Taking note of the section on peace-keeping of the position paper
of the Secretary-General, "Supplement to an Agenda for Peace," 1/ and
of the statement by the President of the Security Council of 22
February 1995, 2/

      Also taking note of the report of the Secretary-General on the
work of the Organization, 3/

      Welcoming the report of the Secretary-General on the command and
control of United Nations peace-keeping operations, 4/

      Taking note of the report of the Secretary-General on improving
preparedness for conflict prevention and peace-keeping in Africa 5/
and the recommendations therein, which should be considered further in
consultation with the Organization of African Unity,

      Taking note of the widespread interest in contributing to the
work of the Special Committee on Peace-keeping Operations expressed by
many Member States, including troop-contributing countries,

      Bearing in mind the continuous necessity of strengthening the
effectiveness of the work of the Special Committee,

      Convinced of the need for the United Nations to continue to
improve its capabilities in the field of peace-keeping and to enhance
the effective and efficient deployment of its peace-keeping missions,

      Taking note in this regard of the various proposals and views
regarding United Nations peace-keeping put forward during the Special
Commemorative Meeting and the general debate at the present session of
the General Assembly,

      1.    Welcomes the report of the Special Committee on Peace-
keeping Operations; 6/

      2.    Endorses the proposals, recommendations and conclusions of
the Special Committee contained in paragraphs 35 to 93 of its report;

      3.    Urges Member States, the Secretariat and relevant organs of
the United Nations to take all necessary steps to implement the
proposals, recommendations and conclusions of the Special Committee;

      4.    Recommends that, should any of the proposals contained in
the present resolution result in budgetary implications for the
bienniums 1994-1995 and 1996-1997, such additional costs be
accommodated within the appropriation levels approved by the General
Assembly for those bienniums, in accordance with the Financial
Regulations and Rules of the Organization;

      5.    Decides that the Special Committee, in accordance with its
mandate, should continue its efforts for a comprehensive review of the
whole question of peace-keeping operations in all their aspects;  the
Special Committee should review the implementation of its previous
proposals and consider new proposals so as to enhance the capacity of
the United Nations to fulfil its responsibilities in this field;

      6.    Requests the Special Committee to consider the expansion of
its membership, analysing all available options, invites its chairman
to consult with interested States and requests the Special Committee
to submit specific recommendations to the General Assembly at its
fifty-first session;

      7.    Also requests the Special Committee to submit a report on
its work to the General Assembly at its fifty-first session;

      8.    Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-
first session the item entitled "Comprehensive review of the whole
question of peace-keeping operations in all their aspects".

                                                          82nd plenary meeting
                                                               6 December 1995


                                  Notes

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

2/    S/PRST/1995/9.

3/    Official Records of the General Assembly, Fiftieth Session,
Supplement No. 1 (A/50/1).

4/    A/49/681.

5/    A/50/711-S/1995/911.

6/    A/50/230.

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