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A/RES/50/86 B


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

12 April 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.67 and Add.1)]


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

                                    B  1/


      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 presidential elections, which were held in a
peaceful environment and observed by the Organization of American
States in close coordination with the United Nations, and the peaceful
transfer of power from one democratically elected President to
another,

      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 also 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 further 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, and encouraging the International
Civilian Mission to continue to cooperate with the United Nations
Mission and others participating in institution-building, including
police training activities,

      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  2/ and the
addendum thereto  3/ on the situation of democracy and human rights
in Haiti,

      1.    Welcomes the recommendation of the Secretary-General
contained in his report to renew the mandate 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 and providing technical assistance at the request of the
Government of Haiti, in the field of institution-building, such as the
training of the police or the establishment of an impartial judiciary
and support for the development of a programme for the promotion and
protection of human rights, 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.    Decides to authorize, within existing resources and on the
basis of the recommendations of the Secretary-General, the renewal of
the mandate of the United Nations component of the International
Civilian Mission to Haiti until 31 August 1996, according to the terms
of reference and modalities under which the Mission is operating;

      3.    Expresses its full support for the International Civilian
Mission to Haiti and welcomes the continued effective, timely and
complete cooperation between the Mission and the Government of Haiti;

      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 democratic election of a
new President and the peaceful transfer of power from one
democratically elected President to another 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 the promotion and protection of human
rights and institution-building;

      10.   Requests the Secretary-General to continue 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.

                                                         103rd plenary meeting
                                                                  3 April 1996


                                     Notes

1/   Consequently resolution 50/86 of 15 December 1995 becomes
resolution 50/86 A.

2/   A/50/861.

3/   A/50/861/Add.1.

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