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A/RES/36/126


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14 December 1981

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                                                A/RES/36/126
                                                14 December 1981
 
          United Nations Decade for Women:  Equality, Development and Peace
 
               The General Assembly,
 
               Recalling its resolution 35/136 of 11 December 1980, in which
          it endorsed the Programme of Action for the Second Half of the
          United Nations Decade for Women, as adopted at the World Conference
          of the United Nations Decade for Women, and decided to convene in
          1985, at the conclusion of the Decade, a World Conference to Review
          and Appraise the Achievements of the United Nations Decade for Women,
 
               Bearing in mind its resolutions 3201 (S-VI) and 3202 (S-VI) of
          1 May 1974, containing the the Declaration and the Programme of
          Action on the Establishment of a New International Economic Order,
          3281 (XXIX) of 12 December 1974, containing the Charter of Economic
          Rights and Duties of States, and 3362 (S-VII) of 16 September 1975,
          on development and international economic co-operation,
 
               Emphasizing the importance attached by the International
          Development Strategy for the Third United Nations Development Decade
          to the need to improve the status of women and ensure their full
          participation in the development process as agents and beneficiaries
          of development,
 
               Taking note of chapter XXV on the role of women in development
          as contained in the Declaration of the Conference of Ministers for
          Foreign Affairs of Non-Aligned Countries, held at New Delhi from 9
          to 13 February 1981,
 
               Emphasizing that the recommendations made in the Programme of
          Action for the Second Half of the Decade and in other relevant
          decisions and resolutions as adopted at the Conference should
          immediately be translated into concrete action by States, the
          organizations of the United Nations system and intergovernmental and
          non-governmental organizations,
 
               Welcoming the entry into force on 3 September 1981 of the
          Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against
          Women and the growing number of States that have ratified it,
 
               Convinced that the International Research and Training
          Institute for the Advancement of Women must be given the assistance
          needed to enable it to begin to function as early as possible in the
          host country,
 
               Noting that the review and appraisal of the progress made by
          Governments in implementing the Programme of Action for the Second
          Half of the United Nations Decade for Women as adopted will be
          carried out by the Commission on the Status of Women every two
          years, beginning with the Commission's twenty-ninth session,
 
               Taking note of the report of the Secretary-General on the World
          Conference of the United Nations Decade for Women,
 
               1.     Affirms that the implementation of the Programme of
          Action for the Second Half of the United Nations Decade for Women
          and of the relevant recommendations, resolutions and decisions of
          the World Conference of the United Nations Decade for Women should
          result in the complete integration of women into the development
          process and in the effective realization of the objectives of the
          United Nations Decade for Women:  Equality, Development and Peace;
 
               2.     Calls upon Governments to continue taking the measures
          necessary for achieving substantial progress in the implementation
          of the relevant recommendations of the Programme of Action with a
          view to ensuring equal participation by women as agents and
          beneficiaries in all sectors and at all levels of the development
          process;
 
               3.     Calls upon the organizations of the United Nations
          system, including the regional commissions, to reserve adequate
          resources for, and pay increased attention to, the implementation of
          the Programme of Action, particularly as regards the dissemination
          of information on the participation of women;
 
               4.     Urges the regional commissions to report in full to the
          Economic and Social Council, at its first regular session in 1982,
          on the evolution of the situation of women in all the sectors of
          their development programmes, in order to strengthen and reorient
          the programmes and reporting methods of those commissions, so as to
          reflect more adequately the regional concerns of women;
 
               5.     Requests the Economic and Social Council, at its first
          regular session in 1982, to consider the implementation of the
          Programme of Action, giving high priority in this regard to the
          report of the Commission on the Status of Women;
 
               6.     Emphasizes the role of the Centre for Social Development
          and Humanitarian Affairs of the Secretariat as the focal point for
          the organizations of the United Nations system with regard to the
          implementation of the Programme of Action, in order to achieve the
          goals and objectives of the Decade, and requests the
          Secretary-General to give the Centre the assistance required to
          enable it to carry out its mandate;
 
               7.     Requests the Commission on the Status of Women, at its
          session to be held in 1982, to give priority to the question of the
          preparations for the World Conference to Review and Appraise the
          Achievements of the United Nations Decade for Women, to be held in
          1985, which will mark the end of the Decade, with a view to
          submitting to the General Assembly at its thirty-seventh session,
          through the Economic and Social Council, specific proposals on that
          question;
 
               8.     Stresses the need for close and continued co-operation
          between the United Nations system and the International Research and
          Training Institute for the Advancement of Women and requests the
          Secretary-General to take all necessary measures to allow the
          Institute to carry out its mandate;
 
               9.     Takes note with satisfaction of the effective
          contribution made by the Voluntary Fund for the United Nations
          Decade for Women to the implementation of the Programme of Action;
 
               10.    Invites the Secretary-General to submit to the General
          Assembly at its thirty-seventh session a report on the steps taken
          for the implementation of the present resolution;
 
               11.    Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its
          thirty-seventh session the item entitled "United Nations Decade for
          Women:  Equality, Development and Peace".