United Nations


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

17 January 1997


Fifty-first session
Agenda item 162


         [without reference to a Main Committee (A/51/L.42 and Add.1)]

            51/33.   Proclamation of 7 December as
                     International Civil Aviation Day

      The General Assembly,

      Noting that 7 December marks the anniversary of the signing of
the Convention on International Civil Aviation, 1/ done at Chicago on
that date in 1944,

      Recalling that the preamble to the Convention states that the
future development of international civil aviation can greatly help to
create and preserve friendship and understanding among the nations and
peoples of the world,

      Welcoming resolution A29-1 adopted in 1992 by the Assembly of the
International Civil Aviation Organization declaring 7 December as 
International Civil Aviation Day each year starting in 1994, and
instructing the Secretary-General of the organization to inform the
Secretary-General of the United Nations accordingly,

      Noting that, at its meeting of 27 May 1996, the Council of the
International Civil Aviation Organization requested the Secretary-
General of the organization to take steps to urge the General Assembly
of the United Nations to recognize officially 7 December each year as
International Civil Aviation Day,

      1.    Proclaims 7 December as International Civil Aviation Day;

      2.    Urges Governments as well as relevant national, regional,
international and intergovernmental organizations to take appropriate
steps to observe International Civil Aviation Day.

                                                          75th plenary meeting
                                                               6 December 1996


1/    United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 15, No. 102, p. 295.


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