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A/RES/51/137


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)]


            51/137.     Convention on the Safety of United
                        Nations and Associated Personnel

      The General Assembly,

      Recalling its resolution 49/59 of 9 December 1994, by which it
adopted the Convention on the Safety of United Nations and Associated
Personnel,

      Gravely concerned by the continuing attacks and acts of violence
against United Nations and associated personnel that have caused death
or serious injury,

      Conscious of the need effectively to promote and protect the
safety and security of the personnel who act on behalf of the United
Nations, attacks against whom are unjustifiable and unacceptable,

      Recognizing that United Nations and associated personnel, while
carrying out their activities in support of the fulfilment of the
mandate of a United Nations operation, are acting in the common
interests of the international community,

      Considering that the entry into force of the Convention would
strengthen arrangements for the protection of personnel who act on
behalf of the United Nations,

      Noting, however, that only a small number of States have become
parties to the Convention,

      Recalling the report of the Special Committee on Peacekeeping
Operations, 1/ in which, in particular, the Committee called upon
Member States to ratify the Convention so as to ensure its early entry
into force,

      1.    Welcomes all signatures, ratifications, acceptances and
approvals of the Convention on the Safety of United Nations and
Associated Personnel and accessions thereto;

      2.    Urges all States that have not yet done so to consider
ratifying, accepting, approving or acceding to the Convention, to
bring about its entry into force at the earliest possible date;

      3.    Requests the Secretary-General to continue to take the
necessary steps to facilitate the dissemination of information
relating to the Convention and to promote its wider appreciation;

      4.    Also requests the Secretary-General to inform the General
Assembly at its fifty-third session on the status of the Convention
and on the steps taken pursuant to paragraph 3 above.

                                                          83rd plenary meeting
                                                              13 December 1996


                                     Note

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

 

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