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A/RES/50/86


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

6 February 1996

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Fiftieth session
Agenda item 38


                  RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

           [without reference to a Main Committee (A/50/L.53/Rev.1)]


            50/86.   The situation of democracy and human
                     rights in Haiti


      The General Assembly,

      Having considered further the item entitled "The situation of
democracy and human rights in Haiti",

      Recalling all its relevant resolutions, as well as those adopted
on the question by the Security Council, the Economic and Social
Council and the Commission on Human Rights,

      Recalling also the relevant resolutions adopted on the question
by the Organization of American States,

      Reaffirming that the goal of the international community remains
the full observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms and the
promotion of social and economic development in Haiti,

      Welcoming the legislative and municipal elections being held in a
peaceful environment and observed by the Organization of American
States in close coordination with the United Nations,

      Stressing the willingness of the Government of Haiti to hold the
forthcoming presidential elections in accordance with the
Constitution, as a crucial step in the complete consolidation of long-
lasting democracy in Haiti,

      Strongly supportive of the continuing leadership of the
Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Secretary-General of
the Organization of American States in the efforts of the
international community in furthering political progress in Haiti,

      Welcoming the success of the United Nations Mission in Haiti and
the contributions of the Special Representative of the Secretary-
General of the United Nations and his staff to that success,

      Welcoming also the continued efforts by States to provide
humanitarian assistance and technical cooperation to the people of
Haiti,

      Supporting fully the contribution of the International Civilian
Mission to Haiti and the United Nations Mission in Haiti in the
establishment of a climate of freedom and tolerance propitious to the
full observance of human rights and the full restoration of the
constitutional democracy of Haiti,

      Paying tribute to the members and staff of the International
Civilian Mission to Haiti for their contribution in accompanying the
Haitian people in their efforts to return to constitutional order and
democracy,

      Welcoming the continuous improvement in the situation of human
rights in Haiti,

      Taking note of the report of the Secretary-General of 12 October
1995 on the situation of democracy and human rights in Haiti,  1/

      1.    Welcomes the report of the Secretary-General, outlining the
continuation until 7 February 1996 of the joint participation of the
United Nations with the Organization of American States in the
International Civilian Mission to Haiti, with the task of verifying
full observance by Haiti of human rights and fundamental freedoms, in
order to further the establishment of a climate of freedom and
tolerance propitious to the consolidation of long-term constitutional
democracy in Haiti and to contribute to the strengthening of
democratic institutions;

      2.    Stands ready, upon consideration of a recommendation by the
Secretary-General and at the request of the Haitian authorities, to
extend the United Nations component of the International Civilian
Mission to Haiti beyond 7 February 1996 in an appropriate resolution;

      3.    Expresses its full support for the International Civilian
Mission to Haiti and trusts that the Government of Haiti will continue
to afford it timely, complete and effective cooperation;

      4.    Commends the Haitian authorities on the progress
accomplished in the advance of democracy, respect for human rights and
the reconstruction of Haiti;

      5.    Pays tribute to the Haitian people in their ongoing quest
for strong and lasting democracy, justice and economic prosperity;

      6.    Expresses its appreciation to those States participating in
the United Nations Mission in Haiti and those that have accompanied
the Haitian people in their efforts to return to constitutional order
and democracy;

      7.    Expresses its confidence that the forthcoming presidential
elections will further strengthen democracy in Haiti;

      8.    Reaffirms once again the commitment of the international
community to continue its technical, economic and financial
cooperation with Haiti in support of its economic and social
development efforts and in order to strengthen Haitian institutions
responsible for dispensing justice and guaranteeing democracy, respect
for human rights, political stability and economic development;

      9.    Commends the cooperation between the Secretary-General of
the United Nations and the Secretary-General of the Organization of
American States in their efforts to promote respect for the rights of
all Haitians and to contribute to the strengthening of democratic
institutions, including through election monitoring;

      10.   Requests the Secretary-General to support the Government of
Haiti as it works towards the national reconstruction and development
of Haiti, in order to consolidate a climate propitious to the
establishment of a lasting democracy and full respect for human
rights;

      11.   Also requests the Secretary-General to continue to
coordinate the efforts of the United Nations system to help provide
humanitarian aid and meet the development requirements of Haiti;

      12.   Further requests the Secretary-General to submit to the
General Assembly regular reports on the work of the International
Civilian Mission to Haiti;

      13.   Decides to keep the item entitled "The situation of
democracy and human rights in Haiti" under review at its fiftieth
session.

                                                          93rd plenary meeting
                                                              15 December 1995


                                     Note

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