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A/RES/51/148


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

4 February 1997

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Fifty-first session
Agenda item 161


                  RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

         [without reference to a Main Committee (A/51/L.53 and Add.1)]


            51/148.  Cooperation between the United Nations
                     and the International Organization for
                     Migration


      The General Assembly,

      Recalling its resolution 47/4 of 16 October 1992, by which it
granted observer status to the International Organization for
Migration,

      Recalling also that one of the purposes of the United Nations is
to achieve international cooperation in addressing international
issues of an economic, social or humanitarian nature,

      Recalling further that the International Organization for
Migration assists in meeting the operational challenges of migration
and that it is committed to the principle that humane and orderly
migration benefits migrants and society, advancing understanding of
migration issues, encouraging social and economic development through
migration and to working towards effective respect of the human
dignity and well-being of migrants,

      Affirming the need to strengthen the cooperation that already
exists between the two organizations in matters of common interest,

      Noting the desire of both organizations to consolidate and
enhance the cooperation existing between them in the economic, social,
humanitarian and administrative fields,

      1.    Takes note with satisfaction of the conclusion, on
25 June 1996, of the Cooperation Agreement between the United Nations
and the International Organization for Migration; 1/

      2.    Invites the Secretary-General of the United Nations to take
the appropriate measures, in consultation with the Director-General of
the International Organization for Migration, to ensure that the
needed effective cooperation and liaison between the secretariats of
the two organizations is undertaken in order to ensure complementary
actions between the two organizations;

      3.    Requests the Secretary-General of the United Nations, in
consultation with the Director-General of the International
Organization for Migration, to foster systematic consultations on
matters of common interest;

      4.    Invites the specialized agencies and other organizations,
funds and programmes of the United Nations system to cooperate with
the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Director-General
of the International Organization for Migration, in order to initiate,
maintain and increase consultation and programmes with the
International Organization for Migration in the attainment of their
objectives;

      5.    Requests the Secretary-General to ensure that, in the
context of the report to be submitted pursuant to General Assembly
resolution 50/123 of 20 December 1995 under the agenda item entitled
"International migration and development, including the convening of a
United Nations conference on international migration and development",
the Assembly is informed of the cooperation between the United Nations
and the International Organization for Migration as it develops under
the Cooperation Agreement.


                                                          84th plenary meeting
                                                              13 December 1996


                                     Note

1/     E/1996/90.

 

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