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A/RES/50/86 C


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

9 September 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.77 and Add.1)]


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

                                       C

      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,

      Taking note of 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,

      Reaffirming also its support to the people and the Government of
Haiti for their efforts to advance democracy, respect for human rights
and the reconstruction of Haiti,

      Strongly supporting 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 establishment of the United Nations Support Mission
in Haiti and the contributions of the Special Representative of the
Secretary-General of the United Nations and his staff,

      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 Support 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
Support Mission and others participating in institution-building,
including police training activities,

      Taking note of the report of the Secretary-General of
13 August 1996 on the situation of democracy and human rights in
Haiti,  1/

      Noting the policy statements by Haitian authorities that the
Government of Haiti remains committed to upholding human rights and
improving accountability and welcoming the continuing improvement in
the situation of 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 tasks
of:

      (a)   Verifying full observance by Haiti of human rights and
fundamental freedoms;

      (b)   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;

      (c)   Supporting 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 above recommendation, the renewal of the mandate of the
United Nations component of the International Civilian Mission to
Haiti until 31 December 1996, according to the terms of reference and
modalities under which the Mission is operating;

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

      4.    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;

      5.    Requests the Secretary-General to continue to coordinate the
efforts of the United Nations system providing humanitarian aid and
contributing to the development of Haiti;

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

      7.    Decides to keep the item entitled "The situation of
democracy and human rights in Haiti" under review at its fifty-first
session.

                                                   122nd plenary meeting
                                                          29 August 1996


                                     Note

1/   A/50/861/Add.2.

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