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A/RES/51/18


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

25 November 1996

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Fifty-first session
Agenda item 31


                  RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

              [without reference to a Main Committee (A/51/L.17)]


            51/18.   Cooperation between the United Nations
                     and the Organization of the Islamic
                     Conference


      The General Assembly,

      Recalling its resolutions 37/4 of 22 October 1982, 38/4 of
28 October 1983, 39/7 of 8 November 1984, 40/4 of 25 October 1985,
41/3 of 16 October 1986, 42/4 of 15 October 1987, 43/2 of
17 October 1988, 44/8 of 18 October 1989, 45/9 of 25 October 1990,
46/13 of 28 October 1991, 47/18 of 23 November 1992, 48/24 of
24 November 1993, 49/15 of 15 November 1994 and 50/17 of
20 November 1995,

      Having considered the report of the Secretary-General on
cooperation between the United Nations and the Organization of the
Islamic Conference, 1/

      Taking into account the desire of both organizations to continue
to cooperate closely in the political, economic, social, humanitarian,
cultural and technical fields and in their common search for solutions
to global problems, such as questions relating to international peace
and security, disarmament, self-determination, decolonization,
fundamental human rights and economic and technical development,

      Recalling the Articles of the Charter of the United Nations that
encourage the activities through regional cooperation for the
promotion of the purposes and principles of the United Nations,

      Noting the strengthening of cooperation between the United
Nations, its funds and programmes and specialized agencies and the
Organization of the Islamic Conference, its subsidiary organs and its
specialized and affiliated institutions,

      Noting also the encouraging progress made in the nine priority
areas of cooperation, as well as in the identification of other areas
of cooperation,

      Convinced that the strengthening of cooperation between the
specialized agencies and other organizations of the United Nations
system and the Organization of the Islamic Conference and its organs
and institutions contributes to the promotion of the purposes and
principles of the United Nations,

      Taking into account the report of the Secretary-General entitled
"An Agenda for Peace", 2/ in particular section VII, concerning
cooperation with regional arrangements and organizations, and the
"Supplement to An Agenda for Peace", 3/

      Noting with appreciation the determination of both organizations
to strengthen further the existing cooperation by developing specific
proposals in the designated priority areas of cooperation, as well as
in the political field,

      Welcoming the results of the general meeting of the organizations
and agencies of the United Nations system and the Organization of the
Islamic Conference and its subsidiary organs and specialized and
affiliated institutions, held at Geneva from 26 to 28 June 1996,

      Welcoming also the high-level meeting convened by the Secretary-
General on 15 February 1996 of regional and other intergovernmental
organizations, including the Organization of the Islamic Conference,
with which the United Nations has cooperated in preventive diplomacy,
peacemaking and peace-keeping,

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

      2.    Takes note of the conclusions and recommendations adopted by
the general meeting of the organizations and agencies of the United
Nations system and the Organization of the Islamic Conference and its
subsidiary organs and specialized and affiliated institutions;

      3.    Notes with satisfaction the active participation of the
Organization of the Islamic Conference in the work of the United
Nations towards the realization of the purposes and principles of the
Charter of the United Nations;

      4.    Requests the United Nations and the Organization of the
Islamic Conference to continue cooperation in their common search for
solutions to global problems, such as questions relating to
international peace and security, disarmament, self-determination,
decolonization, fundamental human rights, social and economic
development and technical cooperation;

      5.    Welcomes the proposals of the general meeting of the United
Nations and the Organization of the Islamic Conference to strengthen
cooperation between the two organizations in areas of common concern
and to review the ways and means for enhancing the actual mechanisms
of such cooperation;

      6.    Welcomes also the efforts of the secretariats of the two
organizations to strengthen information exchange, coordination and
cooperation between them in areas of mutual interest in the political
field, and their ongoing consultations with a view to developing the
modalities of such cooperation;

      7.    Welcomes further the periodic high-level meetings between
the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Secretary-General
of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, as well as between
senior secretariat officials of the two organizations, and encourages
their participation in important meetings of the two organizations;

      8.    Encourages the specialized agencies and other organizations
of the United Nations system to continue to expand their cooperation
with the subsidiary organs and specialized and affiliated institutions
of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, particularly by
negotiating cooperation agreements, and invites them to multiply the
contacts and meetings of the focal points for cooperation in priority
areas of interest to the United Nations and the Organization of the
Islamic Conference;

      9.    Urges the United Nations and other organizations of the
United Nations system, especially the lead agencies, to provide
increased technical and other forms of assistance to the Organization
of the Islamic Conference and its subsidiary organs and specialized
and affiliated institutions in order to enhance cooperation;

      10.   Expresses its appreciation to the Secretary-General for his
continued efforts to strengthen cooperation and coordination between
the United Nations and other organizations of the United Nations
system and the Organization of the Islamic Conference and its
subsidiary organs and specialized and affiliated institutions to serve
the mutual interests of the two organizations in the political,
economic, social and cultural fields;

      11.   Also expresses its appreciation to the Secretary-General for
his initiative to convene a high-level meeting of regional and other
intergovernmental organizations on 15 February 1996, and looks forward
to similar meetings in the future;

      12.   Further expresses its appreciation to the Secretary-General
for his efforts in the promotion of cooperation between the United
Nations and the Organization of the Islamic Conference, and expresses
the hope that he will continue to strengthen the mechanisms of
coordination between the two organizations;

      13.   Requests the Secretary-General to report to the General
Assembly at its fifty-second session on the state of cooperation
between the United Nations and the Organization of the Islamic
Conference;

      14.   Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-
second session the item entitled "Cooperation between the United
Nations and the Organization of the Islamic Conference".

                                                          58th plenary meeting
                                                              14 November 1996


                                     Notes

1/     A/51/381.

2/     A/47/277-S/24111.

3/     A/50/60-S/1995/1.

 

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