United Nations


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

10 February 1997


Fifty-first session
Agenda item 98


         [without reference to a Main Committee (A/51/L.59 and Add.1)]

            51/192.  Commemoration of the fiftieth
                     anniversary of the operations of the
                     United Nations Children's Fund

      The General Assembly,

      Recalling its resolutions 57 (I) of 11 December 1946, by which it
established the International Children's Emergency Fund, 417 (V) of
1 December 1950, by which it affirmed the Fund's decision to devote a
greater share of its resources to programmes outside Europe, 802
(VIII) of 6 October 1953, by which it changed the name of the
organization to the United Nations Children's Fund and removed the
time limits from its mandate, 1391 (XIV) of 20 November 1959, in which it saw
aid provided by the Fund as a practical way to carry out the aims proclaimed
in the Declaration on the Rights of the Child, 1/ 2057 (XX) of 16 December
1965, in which it applauded the award of the Nobel Peace Prize for
1965 to the United Nations Children's Fund and 2855 (XXVI) of
20 December 1971, in which it commended the Fund for its very
substantial and significant achievements during its twenty-five years
of operation,

      Also recalling its resolutions 33/83 of 15 December 1978 on the
International Year of the Child, 44/25 of 20 November 1989 on the
Convention on the Rights of the Child and 45/217 of 21 December 1990
on the World Summit for Children,

      1.    Congratulates the United Nations Children's Fund on the
occasion of its fiftieth anniversary;

      2.    Commends the Fund for the important contribution it has made
during its first fifty years in promoting the survival, development
and protection of children and as an advocate of children's rights,
and all who helped to contribute to its substantial achievements,
including the staff of the United Nations Children's Fund, the
National Committees for the Fund and other partners.

                                                          86th plenary meeting
                                                              16 December 1996


1/    See resolution 1386 (XIV).


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