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UNITED NATIONS



General Assembly

                                                           Distr.

                                                          LIMITED



                                                    A/C.2/49/L.74

                                                 12 December 1994

                                                ORIGINAL: ENGLISH

Forty-ninth session

SECOND COMMITTEE

Agenda item 158





      REPORT OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON POPULATION

                         AND DEVELOPMENT



Draft resolution submitted by the Vice-Chairman of the Committee,

His Excellency Arjan P. Hamburger (Netherlands), on the basis of

  informal consultations held on draft resolution A/C.2/49/L.47



             International migration and development



The General Assembly,



     Reaffirming the continuing validity of the principles set

forth in the instruments regarding the international protection of

human rights, in particular in the Universal Declaration of Human

Rights, 1/ the International Covenants on Human Rights, 2/ the

International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial

Discrimination, 3/ the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms

of Discrimination against Women, 4/ and the Convention on the

Rights of the Child, 5/



     Recalling its resolution 45/158 of 18 December l990, by which

it adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession the

International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All

Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families, contained in the

annex to that resolution,



     Aware that, in spite of the existence of an already

established body of principles, there is a need to make further

efforts to ensure the human rights and dignity of all migrants and

their families and that it is desirable to improve the situation of

all documented migrants and their families,



     Having considered the report of the International Conference

on Population and Development, 6/ which took place in Cairo from 5

to 13 September 1994,



     Bearing in mind that orderly international migration can have

positive impacts for development and different types of impacts in

both sending and receiving countries,



     Emphasizing the importance of the integration of documented

migrants into the host society with due respect for their religious

and cultural background, and the need to extend to them the same

social, economic and legal rights as are enjoyed by citizens, in

accordance with national legislation and universally recognized

human rights,



     Recalling that, consistent with article 10 of the Convention

on the Rights of the Child and all other relevant universally

recognized human rights instruments, all Governments, particularly

those of receiving countries, must recognize the vital importance

of family reunification and the promotion of its integration into

their national legislation in order to ensure the protection of the

unity of the families of documented migrants,



     Welcoming the adoption of the Programme of Action of the

International Conference on Population and Development, 7/ and

noting the broad support for the convening of a United Nations

conference on international migration and development,



     Recalling the recommendations on the subject of international

migration and development contained in the Programme of Action of

the International Conference on Population and Development,



1.   Takes note with satisfaction of the report of the

International Conference on Population and Development; 6/



2.   Requests the Secretary-General to prepare, in consultation

with all States and relevant international and regional

organizations, a report on international migration and development,

including aspects related to objectives and modalities for the

convening of a United Nations conference on international migration

and development, to be submitted to the Economic and Social Council

at its substantive session of 1995 for discussion;



3.   Also requests the Secretary-General, on the basis of the

discussion held in the Economic and Social Council, to report on

the subject to the General Assembly at its fiftieth session for a

decision, inter alia, on the convening of a United Nations

conference on international migration and development;



4.   Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its fiftieth

session an item entitled "International migration and development,

including the convening of a United Nations conference on

international migration and development".

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1/ Resolution 217 A (III).



2/ See resolution 2200 A (XXI), annex.



3/ Resolution 2106 A (XX), annex.



4/ Resolution 34/180, annex.



5/ Resolution 44/25, annex.



6/   A/CONF.171/13 and Add.1.



7/ Ibid., chap. I, resolution 1, annex.






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