United Nations


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

3 March 1997


Fifty-first session
Agenda item 110 (b)


            [on the report of the Third Committee (A/51/619/Add.2)]

            51/100.     Enhancement of international
                        cooperation in the field of human

      The General Assembly,

      Recognizing that the enhancement of international cooperation is
essential for the effective promotion and protection of human rights,

      Reaffirming its commitment to promote international cooperation,
as set forth in the Charter of the United Nations, in particular in
Article 1, paragraph 3, as well as relevant provisions of the Vienna
Declaration and Programme of Action, adopted by the World Conference
on Human Rights on 25 June 1993, 1/ to enhance genuine cooperation
among Member States in the field of human rights,

      Encouraging the Working Group on Human Rights of the Third
Committee to continue its efforts to implement section II,
paragraph 17, of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action,
giving due consideration to ways and means to promote international
cooperation in the field of human rights with a view to accomplishing
its mandate before the conclusion of the fifty-first session of the
General Assembly,

      1.    Supports the consultations initiated during the fifty-second
session of the Commission on Human Rights on the need to promote
international cooperation through genuine and constructive dialogue on
the basis of mutual respect and equality of States;

      2.    Invites the Commission on Human Rights to pursue the matter
with a view to reaching a successful conclusion of this initiative,
preferably by the fifty-third session of the Commission.

                                                          82nd plenary meeting
                                                              12 December 1996


1/    A/CONF.157/24 (Part I), chap. III.


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