United Nations


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

28 January 1997


Fifty-first session
Agenda item 101


               [on the report of the Third Committee (A/51/610)]

            51/61.      United Nations African Institute for
                        the Prevention of Crime and the
                        Treatment of Offenders

      The General Assembly,

      Recalling its resolution 50/147 of 21 December 1995,

      Having considered the report of the Secretary-General, 1/

      1.    Commends the efforts of the United Nations African Institute
for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders to promote
and coordinate regional technical cooperation activities related to
crime prevention and criminal justice systems in Africa;

      2.    Reiterates the need for the strengthening of the Institute's
capacity to support a national mechanism for crime prevention and
criminal justice of African countries, in view of the contribution
that the Institute can make to the United Nations Crime Prevention and
Criminal Justice Programme;

      3.    Requests the Secretary-General to intensify efforts and to
mobilize all relevant entities of the United Nations system to provide
necessary financial and technical support to the Institute to enable
it to fulfil its mandate;

      4.    Also requests the Secretary-General to make concrete
proposals on strengthening the programmes and activities of the
Institute and to report thereon to the General Assembly at its fifty-
second session;

      5.    Further requests the Secretary-General to enhance regional
cooperation, coordination and collaboration in the fight against
crime, especially in its transnational dimension, which could not be
adequately dealt with by national action alone;

      6.    Appeals to all Member States and non-governmental
organizations to adopt concrete practical measures to support the
Institute in the development of the requisite capacity and in the
elaboration and implementation of programmes and activities aimed at
strengthening crime prevention and criminal justice systems in Africa;

      7.    Urges the States members of the Institute to make every
possible effort to meet their obligations to the Institute.

                                                          82nd plenary meeting
                                                              12 December 1996


1/    A/51/450.


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