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Reference:  A/60/100  [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R]

 
 

  Item 39:

 

Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, questions relating to refugees, returnees and displaced persons and humanitarian questions

Date of consideration:  9-10 November 2005

Third Committee report (59th session):  A/59/498   [ F ]  [ S ]  [ A ]  [ C ]  [ R ]

Documents:

A/60/12   [F]   [S]   [A]   [C]   [R] 

Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (Suppl. No. 12)

A/60/12/Add.1   [F]   [S]   [A]   [C]   [R] 

Report of the Executive Committee of the Programme of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (Suppl. No. 12A - addendum)

A/60/276   [F]   [S]   [A]   [C]   [R] 

Report of the Secretary-General on the follow-up to the Regional Conference to Address the Problems of Refugees, Displaced Persons, Other Forms of Involuntary Displacement and Returnees in the Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States and Relevant Neighbouring States

A/60/293   [F]   [S]   [A]   [C]   [R] 

Report of the Secretary-General on assistance to refugees, returnees and displaced persons in Africa

A/60/300   [F]   [S]   [A]   [C]   [R] 

Report of the Secretary-General on assistance to unaccompanied refugee minors

A/60/440-S/2005/658   [F]   [S]   [A]   [C]   [R]   

A/60/440/Corr.1-S/2005/658/Corr.1   [A] only  

A/60/440/Corr.2-S/2005/658/Corr.2   [F]   [S]   [A]   [C]   [R]   

Letter dated 17 October 2005 from the Permanent Representative of Yemen to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General

Summary:

At its fifth session, in 1950, the General Assembly adopted the statute of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (resolution 428 (V), annex).

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

At its fifty-ninth session, the General Assembly, inter alia, urged Governments and other donors to respond promptly to the annual and supplementary appeals issued by the Office of the High Commissioner for requirements under its programmes; and requested the High Commissioner to report on his activities to the Assembly at its sixtieth session (resolution 59/170).

Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

At its fifty-eighth session, the General Assembly decided that the High Commissioner should make an annual oral report to the Economic and Social Council to keep it informed of the coordination aspects of the work of the Office and should continue the existing practice, as established in paragraph 11 of its statute, of presenting an annual written report to the General Assembly, on the understanding that every 10 years, beginning at the sixty-eighth session, the report would include a strategic review of the global situation of refugees and the role of the Office, prepared in consultation with the Secretary-General and the Executive Committee (resolution 58/153).

The report of the annual session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme is submitted in an addendum to the High Commissioner's annual report.

Assistance to refugees, returnees and displaced persons in Africa

The question of assistance to refugees, returnees and displaced persons in Africa was considered by the General Assembly at its forty-sixth to fifty-eighth sessions (resolutions 46/108, 47/107, 48/118, 49/174, 50/149, 51/71, 52/101, 53/126, 54/147, 55/77, 56/135, 57/183 and 58/149).

At its fifty-ninth session, the General Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit a comprehensive report to it at its sixtieth session on assistance to refugees, returnees and displaced persons in Africa, taking fully into account the efforts expended by countries of asylum, and to present an oral report to the Economic and Social Council at its substantive session of 2005 (resolution 59/172).

Follow-up to the Regional Conference to Address the Problems of Refugees, Displaced Persons, Other Forms of Involuntary Displacement and Returnees in the Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States and Relevant Neighbouring States

At its fifty-eighth session, the General Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report to it at its sixtieth session on the progress achieved in the implementation of activities undertaken in follow-up to the Programme of Action adopted in 1996 by the Regional Conference to Address the Problems of Refugees, Displaced Persons, Other Forms of Involuntary Displacement and Returnees in the Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States and Relevant Neighbouring States (resolution 58/154).

Assistance to unaccompanied refugee minors

The question of assistance to unaccompanied refugee minors was considered by the General Assembly at its forty-ninth to fifty-second, fifty-fourth and fifty-sixth sessions (resolutions 49/172, 50/150, 51/73, 52/105, 54/145 and 56/136).

At its fifty-eighth session, the General Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report to it at its sixtieth session on the implementation of the resolution entitled "Assistance to unaccompanied refugee minors" and to give special attention in his report to the girl-child refugee (resolution 58/150).

 

 

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