United Nations


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

10 February 1997


Fifty-first session
Agenda item 91


          [on the report of the Special Political and Decolonization
                   Committee (Fourth Committee) (A/51/598)]

            51/142.     Offers by Member States of study and
                        training facilities for inhabitants of
                        Non-Self-Governing Territories

      The General Assembly,

      Recalling its resolution 50/35 of 6 December 1995,

      Having examined the report of the Secretary-General on offers by
Member States of study and training facilities for inhabitants of Non-
Self-Governing Territories, 1/ prepared pursuant to its resolution 845
(IX) of 22 November 1954,

      Conscious of the importance of promoting the educational
advancement of the inhabitants of Non-Self-Governing Territories,

      Strongly convinced that the continuation and expansion of offers
of scholarships is essential in order to meet the increasing need of
students from Non-Self-Governing Territories for educational and
training assistance, and considering that students in those
Territories should be encouraged to avail themselves of such offers,

      1.    Takes note of the report of the Secretary-General; 1/

      2.    Expresses its appreciation to those Member States that have
made scholarships available to the inhabitants of Non-Self-Governing

      3.    Invites all States to make or continue to make generous
offers of study and training facilities to the inhabitants of those
Territories that have not yet attained self-government or independence
and, wherever possible, to provide travel funds to prospective

      4.    Urges the administering Powers to take effective measures to
ensure the widespread and continuous dissemination in the Territories
under their administration of information relating to offers of study
and training facilities made by States and to provide all the
necessary facilities to enable students to avail themselves of such

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

      6.    Draws the attention of the Special Committee on the
Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the
Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples to the
present resolution.

                                                          83rd plenary meeting
                                                              13 December 1996


1/     A/51/373.


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