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A/RES/51/179


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

11 February 1997

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Fifty-first session
Agenda item 96 (g)


                  RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

           [on the report of the Second Committee (A/51/604/Add.7)]


            51/179.     Report of the World Commission on
                        Culture and Development

      The General Assembly,

      Recalling its resolution 41/187 of 8 December 1986, in which it
proclaimed the period 1988-1997 the World Decade for Cultural
Development,

      Recalling also its resolution 46/158 of 19 December 1991, in
which it requested the Secretary-General to cooperate with the
Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and
Cultural Organization in establishing an independent World Commission
on Culture and Development, and expected the World Commission to
submit its final report to the General Conference of the United
Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and to the
United Nations General Assembly no later than three years after it
began its work,

      Noting that the Director-General of the United Nations
Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has sent the report
of the Commission, entitled Our Creative Diversity, 1/ to the member
States of that organization for their comments, as well as to many
non-governmental and academic bodies,

      1.    Requests the Secretary-General, in cooperation with the
Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and
Cultural Organization, to stimulate further international debate on
culture and development;

      2.    Encourages the General Conference of the United Nations
Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization at its twenty-ninth
session in 1997 to discuss the report further, taking into account the
views, comments and proposals submitted by member States;

      3.    Also encourages the United Nations Educational, Scientific
and Cultural Organization to pursue its ongoing task of promoting
throughout the United Nations system a greater awareness of the
crucial relationship between culture and development, taking into
account the diversity of cultures;

      4.    Requests the Secretary-General, in cooperation with the
Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and
Cultural Organization, to compile a report on culture and development
for the consideration of the General Assembly at its fifty-third
session, taking into account the views, comments and proposals put
forth by States and the relevant intergovernmental organizations
concerning the report of the World Commission on Culture and
Development.

                                                          86th plenary meeting
                                                              16 December 1996


                                     Note

1/     For a summary version of the report, see A/51/451, annex. 

 

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