United Nations


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

22 October 1996


Fifty-first session
Agenda item 156


         [without reference to a Main Committee (A/51/L.1 and Add.1)]

            51/1.       Observer status for the International
                        Criminal Police Organization
                        (Interpol) in the General Assembly

      The General Assembly,

      Considering the importance of the role and activities of the
International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) in the fight
against international transborder crime,

      Considering also the need that has often been expressed by the
United Nations to coordinate, harmonize and strengthen that fight at
the international level,

      Recalling the discussions of the World Ministerial Conference on
Organized Transnational Crime, organized by the United Nations at
Naples from 21 to 23 November 1994, as well as the declarations made
by various heads of State and Government at the fiftieth session of
the General Assembly,

      Desirous of promoting cooperation between the United Nations and
the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol),

      Recalling its decision 49/426 of 9 December 1994,

      1.    Decides to invite the International Criminal Police
Organization (Interpol) to participate in the sessions and the work of
the General Assembly in the capacity of observer;

      2.    Requests the Secretary-General to take the necessary action
to implement the present resolution.

                                                          35th plenary meeting
                                                               15 October 1996 

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