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A/RES/51/125


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4 February 1997

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Fifty-first session
Agenda item 84


                  RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

     [on the report of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee
                        (Fourth Committee) (A/51/591)]


            51/125.     Working Group on the Financing of the
                        United Nations Relief and Works Agency
                        for Palestine Refugees in the Near
                        East

      The General Assembly,

      Recalling its resolutions 2656 (XXV) of 7 December 1970, 2728
(XXV) of 15 December 1970, 2791 (XXVI) of 6 December 1971, 50/28 B of
6 December 1995 and the previous resolutions on this question,

      Recalling also its decision 36/462 of 16 March 1982, by which it
took note of the special report of the Working Group on the Financing
of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees
in the Near East, 1/

      Having considered the report of the Working Group, 2/

      Taking into account the report of the Commissioner-General of the
United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the
Near East for the period from 1 July 1995 to 30 June 1996, 3/

      Deeply concerned about the critical financial situation of the
Agency, which has affected and affects the continuation of the
provision of the necessary Agency services to the Palestine refugees,
including the emergency-related programmes,

      Emphasizing the continuing need for extraordinary efforts in
order to maintain, at least at the current minimum level, the
activities of the Agency, as well as to enable the Agency to carry out
essential construction,

      1.    Commends the Working Group on the Financing of the United
Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near
East for its efforts to assist in ensuring the financial security of
the Agency;

      2.    Takes note with approval of the report of the Working Group; 2/

      3.    Requests the Working Group to continue its efforts, in
cooperation with the Secretary-General and the Commissioner-General,
for the financing of the Agency for a further period of one year;

      4.    Requests the Secretary-General to provide the necessary
services and assistance to the Working Group for the conduct of its
work.

                                                          83rd plenary meeting
                                                              13 December 1996


                                     Notes

1/    A/36/866 and Corr.1; see also A/37/591.

2/    A/51/509.

3/    Official Records of the General Assembly, Fifty-first Session,
Supplement No. 13 (A/51/13).           

 

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