E. Effective coordination of humanitarian assistance efforts
Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including special economic assistance
At its forty-eighth session in 1993, the General Assembly decided to consider the
item entitled “Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief
assistance of the United Nations, including special economic assistance” and its
sub-items in the plenary (resolution 48/162, annex II).
Safety and security of humanitarian personnel and protection of United Nations personnel
At its sixty-second session, the General Assembly urged all States to take the necessary measures to ensure the safety and security of humanitarian personnel and United Nations and associated personnel, and effective implementation of the relevant principles and rules of international law on the safety and security of humanitarian personnel and United Nations personnel; and requested the Secretary- General to submit to it at its sixty-third session a comprehensive and updated report on the safety and security of humanitarian personnel and protection of United Nations personnel and on the implementation of the resolution (62/95).
- Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 62/95)
Strengthening emergency relief, rehabilitation, reconstruction, recovery and prevention in the aftermath of the Indian Ocean tsunami disaster
At its sixty-second session, the General Assembly commended the continued support and contributions of the international community in the relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts after the disaster; emphasized the need to develop and implement disaster risk reduction strategies, with particular attention to strengthened planning and response capacities of the international community; and requested the Secretary-General to report to the Assembly at its sixty-third session on the implementation of the resolution through the Economic and Social Council at its substantive session of 2008, with a view to reviewing the future consideration of the item (resolution 62/91).
References for the sixty-second session (agenda item 71 and 71 (a))
- Reports of the Secretary-General
- Draft resolutions A/62/L.30 and Add.1 and A/62/L.38 and Add.1
- Plenary meetings A/62/PV.53 - 55 and 74
- Resolutions 62/91 and 62/95
Related links :
- UN Humanitarian Affairs
- Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
- UN Central Emergency Response Fund
- IRIN news
- International Strategy for Disaster Reduction