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A/RES/51/21


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

4 December 1996

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Fifty-first session
Agenda item 26


                  RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

           [without reference to a Main Committee (A/51/L.7/Rev.1)]


            51/21.   Cooperation between the United Nations
                     and the Economic Cooperation
                     Organization


      The General Assembly,

      Recalling its resolution 48/2 of 13 October 1993, by which it
granted observer status to the Economic Cooperation Organization,

      Recalling also its resolution 50/1 of 12 October 1995, in which
it affirmed the need to strengthen the cooperation that already exists
between the entities of the United Nations system and the Economic
Cooperation Organization in the areas of economic and social
development,

      Recalling further that the Charter of the United Nations provides
for the existence of regional arrangements or agencies for dealing
with such matters as maintenance of international peace and security
and economic cooperation as are appropriate for regional action,
provided that their activities are consistent with the purposes and
principles of the United Nations,

      Bearing in mind that the Treaty of Izmir, signed at Izmir,
Turkey, on 12 March 1977, later revised at Ashgabat on 11 May 1996 and
signed at Izmir on 14 September 1996, created a permanent body for
intraregional cooperation, consultation and coordination in order to
enhance economic, social and cultural development,

      Taking note of the Ashgabat Declaration issued at the Fourth
Summit Meeting of the Heads of State and Government of the States
members of the Economic Cooperation Organization at Ashgabat on
14 May 1996,

      Taking note also of the recent measures by the Governments
members of the Economic Cooperation Organization to revitalize that
organization through the adoption of a new charter of the organization
and related documents on its reorganization and restructuring,

      Convinced that the maintenance and further strengthening of the
cooperation between the United Nations system and the Economic
Cooperation Organization promote the implementation of the goals and
principles of the  Organization,

      1.    Takes note of the decision of the Heads of State and
Government of the States members of the Economic Cooperation
Organization welcoming the adoption of General Assembly resolution
50/1 on cooperation between the two organizations and endorsing the
cooperative arrangements entered into by the Economic Cooperation
Organization with various entities of the United Nations system for
joint efforts towards the implementation of the economic projects and
programmes of the Economic Cooperation Organization;

      2.    Notes with satisfaction the report of the Secretary-
General 1/on the implementation of resolution 50/1, and invites the
Secretary-General of the United Nations to continue his efforts, in
consultation with the Secretary-General of the Economic Cooperation
Organization, to promote and expand cooperation and coordination
between the two secretariats in order to increase the capacity of the
two organizations to attain their common objectives;

      3.    Welcomes the inauguration of the Tejan-Sarakhs-Mashad
railway line, which illustrates the significance of the alternative
road and railway links which exist or are being developed in order to
provide the land-locked countries of the region of the Economic
Cooperation Organization further access to the seaport facilities of
the Indian Ocean, the Persian Gulf, the Gulf of Oman and the Caspian,
Black, Mediterranean and Aegean Seas;

      4.    Urges the specialized agencies and other organizations and
programmes of the United Nations system to initiate, maintain and
increase consultation and programmes with the Economic Cooperation
Organization and its associated institutions in the attainment of
their objectives;

      5.    Takes note of Economic and Social Commission for Asia and
the Pacific resolution 52/11 of 24 April 1996 2/on the
strengthening of subregional economic cooperation among the south-
western countries members of the Commission, including the countries
members of the Economic Cooperation Organization, in which the
Commission is called upon to promote economic and technical
cooperation in trade, investment and transport and communications
among countries members of the Economic Cooperation Organization and
the request therein to the Executive Secretary of the Commission to
report to the Commission at its fifty-fourth session in 1998 on the
progress in the implementation of that resolution;

      6.    Calls upon the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and
the Pacific, as the regional arm of the United Nations having all
States members of the Economic Cooperation Organization as its
members, to assume a specific role in promoting cooperation with the
Economic Cooperation Organization;

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

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

                                                          67th plenary meeting
                                                              27 November 1996
 

                                     Notes

1/    A/51/265 and Add.1.

2/    See Official Records of the Economic and Social Council, 1996,
Supplement No. 16 (E/1996/36), chap. IV.

 

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