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A/RES/53/224
13 April 1999
Fifty-third session


Agenda item 58

RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

[without reference to a Main Committee (A/53/L.74)]

53/224. Strengthening of the United Nations system

The General Assembly,

Recalling its resolution 51/241 of 31 July 1997, by which it adopted the recommendations of the Open-ended High-level Working Group on the Strengthening of the United Nations System as contained in the annex to the resolution,

Recalling also the report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of resolution 51/241,(1)

Recalling further its resolution 52/232 of 4 June 1998, by which it decided that the fifty-second session of the General Assembly would close on Tuesday, 8 September 1998, and that the fifty-third session of the General Assembly would open on Wednesday, 9 September 1998, and by which it decided that the International Day of Peace would continue to be observed on the opening day of the regular sessions,

Mindful that, for practical reasons, the closing of the regular sessions of the General Assembly should be on a Monday, which should not be a holiday, and the opening of the regular sessions should be on the following day, that is, on a Tuesday,

1. Decides that the fifty-third session of the General Assembly shall close on Monday, 13 September 1999, and that the fifty-fourth session of the General Assembly shall open on Tuesday, 14 September 1999;

2. Also decides to consider further during its fifty-third session the question of the opening and closing dates of future regular sessions of the General Assembly.

97th plenary meeting

7 April 1999

1. 1 A/52/855.