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A/RES/51/238


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

23 June 1997

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Fifty-first session
Agenda item 97 (a)


                  RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

              [without reference to a Main Committee (A/51/L.74)]


            51/238.  Use of the Special Voluntary Fund and
                     the Trust Fund established pursuant to
                     General Assembly resolution 47/188


      The General Assembly,

      Recalling paragraph 15 of its resolution 47/188 of
22 December 1992 relating to a special voluntary fund to assist
developing countries affected by desertification and drought, in
particular the least developed countries, to participate fully and
effectively in the negotiation process of the Intergovernmental
Negotiating Committee for the Elaboration of an International
Convention to Combat Desertification in those Countries Experiencing
Serious Drought and/or Desertification, particularly in Africa,

      Recalling also paragraph 13 of its resolution 47/188 and
paragraph 8 of resolution 50/112 of 20 December 1995 relating to the
possibility of using the Trust Fund to support the participation of
representatives of non-governmental organizations in the work of the
Committee,

      Recalling further paragraph 13 (b) of its resolution 51/180 of
16 December 1996 concerning the maintenance of arrangements relating
to extrabudgetary funds,

      Noting with pleasure the entry into force on 26 December 1996 of
the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in those
Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification,
particularly in Africa,1/ 

      1.    Decides that the head of the interim secretariat, under the
authority of the Secretary-General, shall have the possibility of
using the Special Voluntary Fund, as appropriate, to assist developing
countries affected by desertification and drought, in particular the
least developed countries, to participate fully and effectively in the
first session of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention;

      2.    Decides also that the head of the interim secretariat, under
the authority of the Secretary-General, shall have the possibility of
using the Trust Fund, as appropriate, to support the participation of
representatives of non-governmental organizations in the work of the
first session of the Conference of the Parties.


                                                         102nd plenary meeting
                                                                  17 June 1997


                                     Notes

1/    A/49/84/Add.2, annex, appendix II.

 

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