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A/RES/51/136


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

10 February 1997

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Fifty-first session
Agenda item 86

                  RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

     [on the report of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee
                   (Fourth Committee) (A/51/593 and Corr.1)]


            51/136.     Comprehensive review of the whole
                        question of peacekeeping operations in
                        all their aspects

      The General Assembly,

      Recalling its resolution 2006 (XIX) of 18 February 1965 and all
other relevant resolutions,

      Recalling in particular its resolution 50/30 of 6 December 1995,

      Taking note of the report of the Secretary-General on the work of
the Organization, 1/

      Welcoming the statement of 28 March 1996 by the President of the
Security Council on the arrangements for improved consultation and
exchange of information with troop-contributing countries, 2/

      Affirming that the efforts of the United Nations in the peaceful
settlement of disputes, including through its peacekeeping operations,
are indispensable,

      Convinced of the need for the United Nations to continue to
improve its capabilities in the field of peacekeeping and to enhance
the effective and efficient deployment of its peacekeeping missions,

      Considering the contribution that all States Members of the
Organization make to peacekeeping,

      Taking note of the widespread interest in contributing to the
work of the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations expressed by
many Member States, including troop-contributing countries,

      Bearing in mind the continuous necessity of preserving the
efficiency and strengthening the effectiveness of the work of the
Special Committee,

      1.    Welcomes the report of the Special Committee on Peacekeeping
Operations; 3/

      2.    Endorses the proposals, recommendations and conclusions of
the Special Committee contained in paragraphs 29 to 85 of its report;

      3.    Urges Member States, the Secretariat and relevant organs of
the United Nations to take all necessary steps to implement the
proposals, recommendations and conclusions of the Special Committee;

      4.    Decides to expand the membership of the Special Committee in
accordance with the provisions of its report; those Member States
which are past or present personnel contributors to United Nations
peacekeeping operations and those which were observers at the 1996
session of the Special Committee shall, upon request in writing to the
Chairman of the Committee, become members at its 1997 session;

      5.    Decides also that those Member States which become personnel
contributors to United Nations peacekeeping operations in years to
come or participate in the future in the Special Committee for three
consecutive years as observers shall, upon request in writing to the
Chairman of the Committee, become members at the following session of
the Committee;

      6.    Decides further that the Special Committee, in accordance
with its mandate, shall continue its efforts for a comprehensive
review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations in all their
aspects, and shall review the implementation of its previous proposals
and consider new proposals so as to enhance the capacity of the United
Nations to fulfil its responsibilities in this field;

      7.    Requests the Special Committee to submit a report on its
work to the General Assembly at its fifty-second session;

      8.    Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-
second session the item entitled "Comprehensive review of the whole
question of peacekeeping operations in all their aspects".

                                                          83rd plenary meeting
                                                              13 December 1996


                                     Notes

1/    Official Records of the General Assembly, Fifty-first Session,
Supplement No. 1 (A/51/1).

2/    Official Records of the Security Council, Fifty-first Year,
Resolutions and Decisions of the Security Council, 1996, document
S/PRST/1996/13.

3/    A/51/130 and Corr.1.

 

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