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A/RES/51/127


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

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)]


            51/127.     Offers by Member States of grants and
                        scholarships for higher education,
                        including vocational training, for
                        Palestine refugees



      The General Assembly,

      Recalling its resolution 212 (III) of 19 November 1948 on
assistance to Palestine refugees,

      Recalling also its resolutions 35/13 B of 3 November 1980, 36/146
H of 16 December 1981, 37/120 D of 16 December 1982, 38/83 D of 15
December 1983, 39/99 D of 14 December 1984, 40/165 D of 16 December
1985, 41/69 D of 3 December 1986, 42/69 D of 2 December 1987, 43/57 D
of 6 December 1988, 44/47 D of 8 December 1989, 45/73 D of 11 December
1990, 46/46 D of 9 December 1991, 47/69 D of 14 December 1992, 48/40 D
of 10 December 1993, 49/35 D of 9 December 1994 and 50/28 D of 6
December 1995,

      Cognizant of the fact that the Palestine refugees have, for the
last four decades, lost their homes, lands and means of livelihood,

      Having considered the report of the Secretary-General, 1/

      Having also considered 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, 2/

      1.    Urges all States to respond to the appeal in its resolution
32/90 F of 13 December 1977 and reiterated in subsequent relevant
resolutions in a manner commensurate with the needs of Palestine
refugees for higher education, including vocational training;

      2.    Strongly appeals to all States, specialized agencies and
non-governmental organizations to augment the special allocations for
grants and scholarships to Palestine refugees, in addition to their
contributions to the regular budget of the United Nations Relief and
Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East;

      3.    Expresses its appreciation to all Governments, specialized
agencies and non-governmental organizations that responded favourably
to its resolutions 41/69 D, 42/69 D, 43/57 D, 44/47 D, 45/73 D, 46/46
D, 47/69 D, 48/40 D, 49/35 D and 50/28 D;

      4.    Invites the relevant specialized agencies and other
organizations of the United Nations system to continue, within their
respective spheres of competence, to extend assistance for higher
education to Palestine refugee students;

      5.    Appeals to all States, specialized agencies and the United
Nations University to contribute generously to the Palestinian
universities in the Palestinian territory occupied by Israel since
1967, including, in due course, the proposed University of Jerusalem
"Al-Quds" for Palestine refugees;

      6.    Appeals to all States, specialized agencies and other
international bodies to contribute towards the establishment of
vocational training centres for Palestine refugees;

      7.    Requests the Agency to act as the recipient and trustee for
the special allocations for grants and scholarships and to award them
to qualified Palestine refugee candidates;

      8.    Requests the Secretary-General to report to the General
Assembly at its fifty-second session on the implementation of the
present resolution.

                                                          83rd plenary meeting
                                                              13 December 1996


                                     Notes

1/    A/51/370.

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

 

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