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A/RES/51/119


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

7 March 1997

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Fifty-first session
Agenda item 110 (e)


                  RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

            [on the report of the Third Committee (A/51/619/Add.5)]


            51/119.     Report of the United Nations High
                        Commissioner for Human Rights


      The General Assembly,

      Recalling its resolution 48/141 of 20 December 1993, establishing
the mandate of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
for the promotion and protection of all human rights,

      Reaffirming its commitment to the Vienna Declaration and
Programme of Action, 1/ adopted by the World Conference on Human
Rights, held at Vienna from 14 to 25 June 1993

      Recalling its decision 50/465 of 22 December 1995, concerning the
organization of work of the Third Committee and the biennial programme
of work of the Committee for 1996-1997, which includes in its
programme of work the item entitled "Human rights questions: report of
the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights",

      Recognizing, in accordance with resolution 48/141, the crucial
and important role that the High Commissioner's functions play in
removing the current obstacles and in meeting the challenges to the
full realization of all human rights and in preventing the
continuation of human rights violations throughout the world, as
reflected in the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action,

      Having considered the report of the United Nations High
Commissioner for Human Rights, 2/

      Stressing the importance of enabling the smooth running of the
United Nations human rights machinery,

      1.    Takes note with appreciation of the report of the United
Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights 2/ on the effective promotion
and protection of all human rights;

      2.    Encourages the High Commissioner to continue his activities
in discharging his responsibilities under resolution 48/141;

      3.    Expresses its appreciation for the constructive manner in
which the High Commissioner is carrying out his functions;

      4.    Decides to consider this question at its fifty-second
session under the sub-item entitled "Report of the United Nations High
Commissioner for Human Rights".


                                                          82nd plenary meeting
                                                              12 December 1996


                                     Notes

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

2/    A/51/36; see Official Records of the General Assembly, Fifty-
first Session, Supplement No. 36.

 

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