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A/RES/51/219


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

4 March 1997

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Fifty-first session
Agenda item 114


                  RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

               [on the report of the Fifth Committee (A/51/748)]


                          51/219.  Programme planning

      The General Assembly,

      Recalling its resolutions 37/234 of 21 December 1982, 38/227 A of
20 December 1983, 41/213 of 19 December 1986, 45/253 of 21 December
1990, 47/214 of 23 December 1992 and section I.B of its resolution
48/218 A of 23 December 1993 and its decision 50/452 of 22 December
1995,

      Having examined the proposed medium-term plan for the period
1998-2001, 1/

      Having considered the views of the Main Committees of the General
Assembly on the proposed medium-term plan for the period 1998-2001,

      Having also considered the report of the Committee for Programme
and Coordination on the work of its thirty-sixth session, 2/

      Having further considered the report of the Secretary-General on
the programme performance of the United Nations for the biennium
1994-1995 3/ and the note by the Secretary-General transmitting the
report of the Office of Internal Oversight Services on strengthening
the role of evaluation findings in programme design, delivery and
policy directives, 4/


                                       I

                   MEDIUM-TERM PLAN FOR THE PERIOD 1998-2001

      1.    Adopts the proposed medium-term plan for the period
1998-2001, 5/ together with the relevant recommendations of the
Committee for Programme and Coordination 6/ and the additional
conclusions and recommendations contained in the annex to the present
resolution, taking into account the views of the Main Committees of
the General Assembly;

      2.    Reaffirms that the medium-term plan, as adopted, is the
principal policy directive of the United Nations and shall serve as a
framework for the formulation of the biennial programme budgets;

      3.    Stresses the importance of ensuring that the medium-term
plan reflects all mandated programmes and activities, and decides to
include reference in the approved version of the plan to the
legislative mandates relevant to the work to be carried out;

      4.    Requests the Secretary-General to propose revisions to the
Regulations and Rules Governing Programme Planning, the Programme
Aspects of the Budget, the Monitoring of Implementation and the
Methods of Evaluation, 7/ taking into account the views expressed by
Member States thereon, and to submit such revisions to the Committee
for Programme and Coordination at its thirty-eighth session;

      5.    Reaffirms the role of the Committee for Programme and
Coordination as the main subsidiary organ of the General Assembly and
the Economic and Social Council for planning, programming and
coordination;

      6.    Emphasizes the importance of the consultative process with
Member States;

      7.    Also emphasizes the importance of the contribution of the
sectoral, regional and central intergovernmental bodies, in particular
the Main Committees of the General Assembly, in reviewing and
improving the quality of the medium-term plan and its revisions;

      8.    Regrets that some programmes of the medium-term plan for the
period 1998-2001 were not reviewed by the relevant intergovernmental
bodies;

      9.    Requests the Secretary-General to take all appropriate
measures, including ad hoc measures, and to submit proposals to the
General Assembly at its fifty-second session, so as to enable the Main
Committees of the General Assembly as well as the sectoral, functional
and regional bodies effectively to review the relevant portions of the
medium-term plan or its revisions, with a view to facilitating their
consideration by the Committee for Programme and Coordination and the
Fifth Committee;

                                      II

                                   STRUCTURE

      1.    Notes with concern that the Secretary-General, in presenting
the programme structure of the medium-term plan for the period
1998-2001, did not take fully into account the recommendations of the
Committee for Programme and Coordination and the Advisory Committee on
Administrative and Budgetary Questions or the views and opinions
expressed by Member States, as requested in decision 50/452;

      2.    Decides to approve the programme structure of the
medium-term plan, subject to the provisions of the present resolution;

      3.    Decides also to maintain disarmament as an independent
programme in the medium-term plan;

      4.    Decides further to adopt programme 19 (Human rights) without
prejudice to consideration by the General Assembly of the ongoing
process of restructuring the Centre for Human Rights of the
Secretariat;

      5.    Decides to review in depth the structure of the medium-term
plan at its fifty-fifth session, through the Committee for Programme
and Coordination;

                                      III

                                  PRIORITIES

      1.    Stresses the importance of priority-setting as an integral
part of the planning, programming and budgeting process;

      2.    Requests the Secretary-General to present to the Committee
for Programme and Coordination at its thirty-eighth session
recommendations on priority-setting, including at the subprogramme
level, within the medium-term plan for the period 1998-2001;

      3.    Also requests the Secretary-General to implement the medium-
term plan in accordance with the agreed overall priorities as
contained in the annex to the present resolution;

                                      IV

                         PROGRAMME PERFORMANCE REPORT

      1.    Takes note of the report of the Secretary-General on the
programme performance of the United Nations for the biennium
1994-1995; 3/

      2.    Endorses the conclusions and recommendations of the
Committee for Programme and Coordination 6/ regarding the report of the
Secretary-General on the programme performance of the United Nations
for the biennium 1994-1995;

                                       V

                 OTHER CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE
                   COMMITTEE FOR PROGRAMME AND COORDINATION

      1.    Endorses the conclusions and recommendations of the
Committee for Programme and Coordination at its thirty-sixth session 6/
that have not otherwise been approved by the General Assembly at its
fifty-first session;

      2.    Notes with concern the low rate of implementation of the
self-evaluation of the programmes, as reflected in paragraph 269 of
the report of the Board of Auditors. 8/


                                                          89th plenary meeting
                                                              18 December 1996


                                     ANNEX

        Conclusions and recommendations on programmes and subprogrammes
               of the medium-term plan for the period 1998-2001

                          Introduction and priorities

1.    The medium-term plan is a translation of legislative mandates
into programmes.  Its objectives and strategies are derived from the
policy orientations and goals set by the intergovernmental organs.  In
this respect, the medium-term plan constitutes the principal policy
directive of the United Nations.

2.    In response to the need to address efficiently and effectively
persistent problems, as well as to respond to emerging trends and
challenges of the future, the Organization will, in accordance with
the Charter of the United Nations, give priority to the following
areas of work during the implementation of the medium-term plan for
the period 1998-2001:

      (a)   Maintenance of international peace and security;

      (b)   Promotion of sustained economic growth and sustainable
development, in accordance with relevant General Assembly resolutions
and recent United Nations conferences;

      (c)   Development of Africa;

      (d)   Promotion of human rights;

      (e)   Effective coordination of humanitarian assistance efforts;

      (f)   Promotion of justice and international law;

      (g)   Disarmament;

      (h)   Drug control, crime prevention and combating international
terrorism in all its forms and manifestations;

Programme 1.  Political affairs

      Paragraph 1.1

      The General Assembly approves the proposal contained in paragraph
46 (a) of the report of the Committee for Programme and Coordination.

      At the end of the paragraph add:

      The programme also includes the promotion of a comprehensive,
      just and lasting settlement of the question of Palestine in
      accordance with all relevant United Nations resolutions.

      Paragraph 1.3

      The General Assembly approves the proposal contained in paragraph
46 (b) of the report of the Committee for Programme and Coordination.

      In the third line, for recent resolutions 47/120 A read relevant
resolutions, including resolutions 47/120 A

      Paragraph 1.4 (b)

      The General Assembly approves the proposal contained in paragraph
46 (c) of the report of the Committee for Programme and Coordination.

      Paragraph 1.4 (d)

      The General Assembly approves the proposal contained in paragraph
46 (d) of the report of the Committee for Programme and Coordination.

      Paragraph 1.4 (h)

      The General Assembly approves the proposal contained in paragraph
46 (e) of the report of the Committee for Programme and Coordination.

      At the end of the paragraph, insert:

      as well as assistance to and cooperation with the Committee on
      the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People
      in the implementation of its mandate

      Paragraph 1.5

      The General Assembly approves the proposal contained in paragraph
46 (f) of the report of the Committee for Programme and Coordination.

      Paragraph 1.6

      The General Assembly approves the proposal contained in paragraph
46 (g) of the report of the Committee for Programme and Coordination.

      Paragraph 1.7

      The General Assembly approves the proposal contained in paragraph
46 (h) of the report of the Committee for Programme and Coordination.

      Paragraph 1.8

      The General Assembly approves the proposal contained in paragraph
46 (i) of the report of the Committee for Programme and Coordination.

      Paragraph 1.9

      The General Assembly approves the proposal contained in paragraph
46 (j) of the report of the Committee for Programme and Coordination.


Paragraph 1.10

      Replace the first sentence with the following:

            In implementing the subprogramme, the Department will strive
      in particular to reinforce the Organization's capacity for early
      warning and good offices, and for non-military measures to
      prevent disputes from escalating into conflicts, as well as for
      resolving those which have erupted, while fully respecting the
      principles of sovereignty, territorial integrity and political
      independence of Member States and non-intervention in matters
      that are essentially within the domestic jurisdiction of any
      State, as well as the principle of consent, which is an essential
      element for the success of such efforts.

      Paragraph 1.11

      The General Assembly approves the proposal contained in paragraph
46 (l) of the report of the Committee for Programme and Coordination.

      Paragraph 1.12

      Replace the last sentence with the following:

      Contact with relevant regional organizations, non-governmental
      organizations and other private and academic research institutes,
      without compromising the impartiality of the United Nations, will
      also be maintained as part of this subprogramme to assist the
      Secretary-General in his political contacts with Member States.

      Paragraphs 1.13 to 1.18

      Replace the text of the paragraphs with the following, as a
separate programme:

      1.13.       The mandate for the programme on disarmament stems
      from the Charter of the United Nations and from the aims and
      purposes proclaimed by the General Assembly.  The implementation
      of this programme should be guided by the priorities established
      in the relevant General Assembly resolutions and decisions.  The
      Centre for Disarmament Affairs is responsible for implementing
      this programme.

      1.14.       The first objective of this programme is to provide
      organizational and substantive secretariat support to
      multilateral bodies entrusted with deliberation and/or
      negotiations on disarmament issues, including the meeting of
      States parties and other international meetings related to
      multilateral disarmament agreements.

      1.15.       The second objective is to follow and assess current
      and future trends in the field of disarmament and international
      security in order to assist Member States, and to enable the
      Secretary-General also to assist them, in their search for
      agreement.  Apart from substantive issues involved in the
      deliberative and/or negotiating process, this activity should
      address the challenges arising from the implementation of the
      relevant General Assembly resolutions as well as relevant
      treaties.

      1.16.       The third objective will be to support and promote
      regional disarmament efforts and initiatives using approaches
      freely among the States of the region and taking into account the
      legitimate requirements of States for self-defence and specific
      characteristics of each region.  Regional solutions will be more
      vigorously pursued as regional conflicts increasingly pose a
      threat to peace and security.  Regional dialogue on crucial
      disarmament and security issues will be advanced through,
      inter alia, the organization of conferences.

      1.17.   The fourth objective consists of providing impartial,
      factual information on the disarmament efforts of the United
      Nations to Member States, parliamentarians, research and academic
      institutions and specialized non-governmental organizations
      through the disarmament information programme and by providing
      Member States with full access to all relevant databases,
      including on disarmament.  This would include, as appropriate,
      organizing open-ended conferences, seminars and workshops for
      informal exchanges of views on arms control, disarmament and
      international security issues.  The disarmament fellowship
      programme will continue to be pursued with the primary objective
      of promoting further the disarmament expertise of Member States,
      particularly in the developing countries.  Member States will be
      assisted in addressing specific disarmament concerns through the
      provision of training and advisory services.

      1.18.   The fifth objective would be to continue to inform the
      public on an objective and updated basis of the United Nations
      disarmament activities.  In this context, the three regional
      centres for peace and disarmament established in Nepal, Peru and
      Togo should be utilized.  These centres should address the
      important security problems in their respective regions and
      subregions in a balanced manner.

      1.19.   This programme is expected to enable Member States to
      conduct deliberations and negotiations on disarmament issues in a
      smooth and efficient manner; facilitate the task of the
      Secretary-General in the conduct of his relations with Member
      States on disarmament matters; contribute to an integrated
      approach to issues relating to the maintenance of peace and
      security; and facilitate the exchange of ideas between
      governmental and non-governmental sectors with a view to
      promoting a better understanding of United Nations endeavours in
      the field of disarmament.

      Paragraph 1.19

      The General Assembly approves the proposal contained in paragraph
46 (v) of the report of the Committee for Programme and Coordination,
with the following modification:

      After in accordance with the insert relevant

      Paragraph 1.21

      The General Assembly approves the proposal contained in paragraph
46 (w) of the report of the Committee for Programme and Coordination.

      Paragraph 1.30

      Replace the text of the paragraph with the following, as a new
subprogramme:

            The objectives of the subprogramme are:

            (a)   To promote the decolonization process in accordance
      with the Charter of the United Nations and relevant resolutions
      of the General Assembly for the seventeen remaining
      Non-Self-Governing Territories;

            (b)   To strengthen the dissemination of information on
      decolonization in order to mobilize world opinion and to ensure
      the provision by the specialized agencies and institutions
      associated with the United Nations of assistance to the peoples
      of the Non-Self-Governing Territories. 

            The Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the
      Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence
      to Colonial Countries and Peoples will continue to examine the
      application of the Declaration and to seek suitable means for its
      immediate and full implementation in all Territories that have
      not yet exercised their rights in accordance with the Charter and
      relevant resolutions of the General Assembly.  It will formulate
      specific proposals to this effect, examine the full compliance
      with the Declaration and other resolutions, formulate specific
      proposals for the elimination of the remaining manifestations of
      colonialism and report thereon to the General Assembly and enlist
      worldwide support for decolonization.  The Special Committee will
      continue to dispatch visiting missions periodically to colonial
      Territories, in consultation with the administering Powers, so as
      to enable the Special Committee to obtain first-hand information
      on conditions in those Territories; examine the views, expressed
      orally or in writing by peoples of the Non-Self-Governing
      Territories, and also the views of the representatives of
      non-governmental organizations and individuals with a knowledge
      of conditions in those Territories; and assist the General
      Assembly in making arrangements, in cooperation with the
      administering Powers, to secure a United Nations presence in the
      Non-Self-Governing Territories to observe or supervise the final
      stages of the process of decolonization.

            The Department of Political Affairs will continue to assist
      the Special Committee in the implementation of its mandate, as
      well as the General Assembly, in connection with issues under
      this subprogramme, as appropriate.  To that end, the Department
      will:

            (a)    Provide substantive servicing to the Special
      Committee and its visiting and other missions, as well as to the
      General Assembly when they review issues relating to
      decolonization;

            (b)    Undertake research, analytical studies and reports on
      conditions in the Territories;

            (c)    Provide assistance to the Special Committee in the
      preparation of its reports to the General Assembly;

            (d)    Collect, review and disseminate basic material,
      studies and articles relating to decolonization;

            (e)    Promote, in cooperation with the Department of Public
      Information, a publicity campaign on decolonization.  Subject to
      the relevant decisions by the Special Committee, this will entail
      organizing panel discussions and seminars, producing and
      disseminating publications, organizing exhibits and coordinating
      international activities aimed at the elimination of colonialism,
      including liaison with international organizations and
      individuals concerned with the problems of decolonization;

            (f)    Promote flows of assistance from specialized agencies
      and institutions associated with the United Nations to the people
      in the Non-Self-Governing Territories.


      Paragraph 1.31

      Replace the paragraph with the following: 

            The General Assembly Affairs Division will provide the
      required substantive services and prepare reports of the
      Trusteeship Council if it should meet, in accordance with its
      rules of procedure.

      Paragraph 1.33

      In the last line, after their insert inalienable

      Paragraph 1.34

      The General Assembly approves the proposal contained in paragraph
46 (z) of the report of the Committee for Programme and Coordination.

      Replace the second sentence with the following:

      The Division for Palestinian Rights, which works in consultation
      with and under the guidance of the Committee, is responsible for
      providing secretariat services in support of this subprogramme.

      Paragraph 1.35

      The General Assembly approves the proposal contained in paragraph
46 (aa) of the report of the Committee for Programme and Coordination.

      Replace the second sentence with the following:

      The Middle East peace process gave rise to renewed hopes for
      final settlement and opened new possibilities for supportive
      action by the United Nations.

      Paragraph 1.36

      Replace the paragraph with the following:

            A third objective will be to heighten awareness of all
      aspects of the question of Palestine by providing forums to
      facilitate consideration of relevant issues and promote dialogue
      among parties concerned, Governments, United Nations bodies,
      non-governmental organizations and prominent personalities.

      Paragraph 1.37

      Replace the paragraph with the following:

            A fourth objective will be to continue to provide
      information on the question of Palestine and continue the
      development of the United Nations computer-based information
      system on the question of Palestine (UNISPAL), in cooperation
      with relevant departments of the United Nations Secretariat,
      including the Department of Public Information, and United
      Nations organs, organizations, bodies and specialized agencies,
      as well as non-governmental organizations.

Programme 3.  Outer space affairs

      Modify the title of the programme to read:  

      Peaceful uses of outer space

Programme 4.  Legal affairs

      Paragraph 4.9

      At the end of the paragraph, add:

      The negotiation, where required, of status-of-forces agreements
      between the United Nations and the host Governments in connection
      with the activities of United Nations peacekeeping operations
      will also form an important objective of this subprogramme.  In
      this regard, due consideration should be given to the obligation
      of United Nations officials in the conduct of their duties to
      observe fully both the laws and regulations of Member States and
      their duties and responsibilities to the Organization.

Programme 6.  Africa:  New Agenda for Development

      Paragraph 6.2

      In the tenth line, for is to be read was

      Paragraph 6.6

      In subparagraph (a), after New Agenda insert in accordance with
General Assembly resolution 51/32

      Paragraph 6.8

      In subparagraph (b), after New Agenda, insert including those
agreed upon at its mid-term review;

      Paragraph 6.10

      In subparagraph (b), after New Agenda and insert the
complementary role of

      Add a new subparagraph (d) reading:

            (d)   To promote and strengthen subregional and regional
      cooperation and integration through appropriate programmes,
      especially those identified in the mid-term review of the United
      Nations New Agenda for the Development of Africa in the 1990s.

Programme 7.  Economic and social information and policy analysis

      Paragraph 7.5

      At the end of the paragraph, insert:

      and provide for improved coordination and cooperation between the
      United Nations and other relevant statistics-producing
      intergovernmental organizations


Programme 8.  Development support and management services

      Paragraph 8.1
      
      Replace the paragraph with the following:
      
            The general purpose of the programme, for which the
      Department for Development Support and Management Services has
      responsibility, is to support the efforts of the developing
      countries, in particular the least developed countries, as well
      as countries with economies in transition, to create and support
      a favourable climate for sustainable development.  Thus, it
      should support, by means of technical cooperation, the activities
      of Member States aimed at strengthening their administrative and
      financial systems for development, consolidating institutional
      capabilities and infrastructures and implementing economic and
      social policies, according to their national development
      priorities, so as to contribute to sustainable development.  To
      this end, the programme makes available to the developing
      countries and those with economies in transition, technical
      know-how and personnel specialized in the fields of public
      administration and finance, economic and social policy and
      planning, as well as the planning and management of natural and
      energy resources.

      Subprogramme 8.1

      Modify the title of the subprogramme to read:  

      Public administration, finance and development

Programme 9.  Trade and development

      Paragraph 9.3

      Replace the first sentence with the following:

            At the ninth session of UNCTAD, Governments recognized that
      development had evolved from a narrow focus on economic growth
      and capital accumulation to a multidimensional process, with the
      ultimate goal of bettering the human condition.

      In the second sentence, after confront insert growing

      Paragraph 9.5 

      Replace the paragraph with the following:

            At its ninth session, UNCTAD, as part of the United Nations
      system and a contributor to its revitalization, has adopted
      far-reaching reforms, as embodied in the Midrand Declaration and
      "A Partnership for Growth and Development", adopted by consensus
      at that session of the Conference, which encompass its programme
      of work, its intergovernmental machinery and the reform of its
      secretariat, including its complementarity with the World Trade
      Organization, inter alia, by making its analysis of trade and
      development available to the World Trade Organization, and its
      cooperation with the United Nations Industrial Development
      Organization and relevant organizations.  In consequence, UNCTAD
      is adapting itself to new economic and institutional modalities
      created by the process of globalization, the conclusion of the
      Uruguay Round of multilateral trade negotiations and agreements,
      and the creation of the World Trade Organization.

      Add a new paragraph 9.5 (bis) reading:

            UNCTAD will continue its role as the focal point within the
      United Nations for the integrated treatment of development and
      interrelated issues in the areas of trade, finance, technology,
      investment and sustainable development.

      Add a new paragraph 9.5 (ter) reading:

            UNCTAD will deal with the problems of the least developed
      countries, sustainable development, poverty alleviation, the
      empowerment of women and economic cooperation among developing
      countries in a cross-cutting manner.  While concentrating on its
      main activities and objectives, UNCTAD will pay due attention to
      the outcome of global conferences.

      Paragraph 9.11

      Add a new subparagraph (e) reading:

            (e)   To continue the work of UNCTAD, in accordance with its
      mandate, in assisting the Palestinian people to develop
      capacities for effective policy-making and management pertaining
      to international trade, investment and related services.  In this
      regard, UNCTAD should take into account the work done by other
      international organizations in order to enhance synergies, avoid
      duplication and coordinate related activities.

      Paragraph 9.17

      In the fourth line, after developing countries insert , such as
landlocked and small island developing States,

      Paragraph 9.21

      In the second line, for Least Developed Countries, read Least
Developed, Landlocked and Island Developing Countries

      Paragraph 9.22

      Add a new subparagraph (c) reading:

            (c)   To ensure the effective implementation of the
      Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small
      Island Developing States, particularly as it relates to the
      specific role assigned to UNCTAD in the areas of trade research
      and analysis.

      Paragraph 9.23

      Delete the paragraph.

      Paragraph 9.24

      The last sentence should read:

      In accordance with the outcome of the ninth session of the
      Conference, in particular paragraphs 106 and 113 of "A
      Partnership for Growth and Development", least developed
      countries will constitute a cross-cutting issue in the work of
      UNCTAD and the sectoral issues will be dealt with by the
      divisions of UNCTAD within their respective mandates.

Programme 11.  Human settlements

      Modify the title of subprogramme 4 to read:  

      Assessment, monitoring and information

Programme 13.  International drug control

      Paragraph 13.1

      In the first sentence, delete , both of which have proliferated
in the wake of the globalization of trade, travel and communications

Programme 15.  Economic and social development in Asia and the Pacific

      Paragraph 15.4

      At the end of the paragraph, add:

      It will emphasize South-South cooperation, including the
      triangular modality of collaboration, to guide specific
      activities in achieving the objectives of the various
      subprogrammes.

      Paragraph 15.6

      In the second sentence, for with support read with appropriate
support

      In the same sentence, after developed countries insert as well as
from United Nations agencies, funds and programmes

      In the same sentence, delete , that is, tripartite cooperation

      Paragraph 15.11

      Replace the second sentence with the following:

      The goal is to strengthen national capacities in achieving
      environmentally sound and sustainable development, focusing on
      the regional strategies and action programmes that have emerged
      from recent global conferences such as the World Summit for
      Social Development, held at Copenhagen in March 1995, and the
      United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II), held
      at Istanbul in June 1996.

      Add a new subparagraph (c) (bis) reading:

            To work with Governments and regional and international
      associations of local authorities, non-governmental
      organizations, the private sector, academic institutions and
      other regional or subregional groupings to develop regional human
      settlement plans of action, addressing priority issues specific
      to the Asia and Pacific region.

      Add a new subparagraph (f) (bis) reading:

            To promote opportunities that will enable developing
      countries to acquire environmentally friendly or sound technology
      to contribute to the strengthening of national capacities in
      achieving sustainable development.


Programme 19.  Human rights

      Paragraph 19.1

      Replace the last sentence with the following:

      The programme is based on the principles and recommendations of
      the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action.

      Paragraph 19.2

      The beginning of the paragraph should read:

            The programme is under the responsibility of the United
      Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, who performs his
      functions under the direction and authority of the Secretary-
      General in accordance with resolution 48/141, and its objectives
      are to provide the leading role on human rights issues...

      In the eighth line, delete potential

      Paragraph 19.3

      The General Assembly approves the proposals contained in
paragraphs 199 (e) and (f) of the report of the Committee for
Programme and Coordination.

      Replace subparagraph (h) with the following:

            (h)   The adoption of more efficient methods within the
      United Nations to promote and protect human rights, including by
      preventing human rights violations throughout the world and
      removing obstacles to the full realization of human rights;

      Delete subparagraph (j).

      In subparagraph (m), for participation read contribution

      At the end of subparagraph (m), insert according to the
legislative mandates in effect regarding these issues  

      Paragraph 19.4

      Delete the paragraph.

      Paragraph 19.5

      The beginning of the paragraph should read:

            The primary objectives of this subprogramme will include
      promotion and protection of the right to development.  In this
      regard, the objectives will be...

      The General Assembly approves the proposals contained in
paragraph 199 (h) of the report of the Committee for Programme and
Coordination, with the following amendments:

      In the fourth line, after Right to Development insert and
subsequent mandates

      In the seventh line, after right to development insert as an
integral 
part of fundamental human rights

      Paragraph 19.7

      Delete the first sentence.

      Paragraph 19.8

      Delete the first sentence.

Programme 23.  Public information

      Add a new paragraph 23.6 (bis) reading:

            Some long-standing world problems persist and an informed
      understanding among the peoples of the world is still needed and
      remains one of the objectives of the Department.  This is
      especially true in the areas of peace, security and disarmament;
      the question of Palestine; self-determination and decolonization;
      human rights, including racial discrimination; and development.

      Paragraph 23.7

      For major read first

Programme 24.  Administrative services

      Paragraph 24.12 (a)

      At the end of paragraph 231 (h) of the report of the Committee
for Programme and Coordination, insert under relevant regulations
established by the General Assembly


                                     Notes

1/    A/51/6 (Perspective), A/51/6 (Note) and A/51/6 (Progs. 1-25).

2/    A/51/16 (Parts I and II); see Official Records of the General
Assembly, Fifty-first Session, Supplement No. 16.

3/    A/51/128 and Add.1.

4/    A/51/88, annex.

5/    A/51/6 (Progs. 1-25); see Official Records of the General
Assembly, Fifty-first Session, Supplement No. 6.

6/    See A/51/16 (Parts I and II); see Official Records of the General
Assembly, Fifty-first Session, Supplement No. 16.

7/    ST/SGB/PPBME Rules/1(1987).

8/    Official Records of the General Assembly, Fifty-first Session,
Supplement No. 5 (A/51/5), vol. I, sect. II.

 

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