United Nations


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  
50th session
29 January 1996

Fiftieth session
Agenda item 144


        [on the report of the Sixth Committee (A/50/641)]

          50/49.  Report of the Committee on Relations
                  with the Host Country

     The General Assembly,

     Having considered the report of the Committee on Relations with
the Host Country,  1/

     Recalling Article 105 of the Charter of the United Nations, the
Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations  2/
and the Agreement between the United Nations and the United States of
America regarding the Headquarters of the United Nations,  3/ and the
responsibilities of the host country,

     Recognizing that effective measures should continue to be taken
by the competent authorities of the host country, in particular to
prevent any acts violating the security of missions and the safety of
their personnel,

     Noting the spirit of cooperation and mutual understanding that
has guided the deliberations of the Committee on issues affecting the
United Nations community and the host country,

     Welcoming the increased interest shown by Member States in
participating in the work of the Committee,

     1.   Endorses the recommendations and conclusions of the
Committee on Relations with the Host Country contained in paragraph 67
of its report;

     2.   Considers that the maintenance of appropriate conditions for
the normal work of the delegations and the missions accredited to the
United Nations is in the interests of the United Nations and all
Member States, and expresses the hope that the host country will
continue to take all measures necessary to prevent any interference
with the functioning of missions;

     3.   Expresses its appreciation for the efforts made by the host
country, and hopes that problems raised at the meetings of the
Committee will continue to be resolved in a spirit of cooperation and
in accordance with international law;

     4.   Notes with appreciation the report of the Secretary-General
on the problem of diplomatic indebtedness,  4/ stresses that such
indebtedness is a matter of significant concern to the United Nations
and that non-payment of undisputed debts reflects badly on the entire
diplomatic community and tarnishes the image of the Organization
itself, reaffirms that non-compliance with contractual obligations
cannot be condoned or justified, and endorses the proposals and
procedures on the issue of financial indebtedness set out in annex II
to the current report of the Committee;

     5.   Urges the host country to consider lifting travel controls
with regard to certain missions and staff members of the Secretariat
of certain nationalities, and in this regard notes the positions of
the affected States, of the Secretary-General and of the host country;

     6.   Calls upon the host country to review measures and
procedures relating to the parking of diplomatic vehicles, with a view
to responding to the growing needs of the diplomatic community, and to
consult with the Committee on these issues;

     7.   Requests the Secretary-General to remain actively engaged in
all aspects of the relations of the United Nations with the host

     8.   Requests the Committee to continue its work, in conformity
with General Assembly resolution 2819 (XXVI) of 15 December 1971;

     9.   Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-
first session the item entitled "Report of the Committee on Relations
with the Host Country".

                                             87th plenary meeting
                                                 11 December 1995


1/   Official Records of the General Assembly, Fiftieth Session,
Supplement No. 26 (A/50/26).

2/   Resolution 22 A (I).

3/   See resolution 169 (II).

4/   A/AC.154/277.

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