United Nations


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  
50th session
29 January 1996

Fiftieth session
Agenda item 152


               [on the report of the Sixth Committee (A/50/646)]

            50/55.   Review of the role of the Trusteeship Council

      The General Assembly,

      Noting the proposal made by Malta on the review of the role of
the Trusteeship Council,  1/ other proposals made and different
views expressed by Member States at the fiftieth session of the
General Assembly on decisions relative to the future of the
Trusteeship Council and the report of the Secretary-General on the
work of the Organization,  2/

      Noting also that the General Assembly's Open-ended High-level
Working Group on the Strengthening of the United Nations System will
be undertaking a thorough review of studies and reports of the
relevant United Nations bodies and submissions of Member States and
observers, as well as studies and reports of independent commissions,
non-governmental organizations, institutions, scholars and other
experts on subjects relating to the revitalization, strengthening and
reform of the United Nations system,

      Noting further the role of the Special Committee of the Charter
of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the

      1.    Requests the Secretary-General to invite Member States to
submit, not later than 31 May 1996, written comments on the future of
the Trusteeship Council;

      2.    Also requests the Secretary-General to submit to the General
Assembly, as early as possible and before the end of its fiftieth
session, for appropriate consideration, a report containing comments
made by Member States on the subject.

                                                          87th plenary meeting
                                                              11 December 1995


1/   A/50/142.

2/   See Official Records of the General Assembly, Forty-ninth Session,
Supplement No. 1 (A/49/1). 

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