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New Partnership for Africa's Development: progress in implementation and international support; 2001-2010: Decade to Roll Back Malaria in Developing Countries, Particularly in Africa: joint debate

Background: New Partnership for Africa's Development: progress in implementation and international support

(a) New Partnership for Africa's Development: progress in implementation and international support

At its fifty-seventh session, in 2002, the General Assembly adopted the United Nations Declaration on the New Partnership for Africa's Development (resolution 57/2).

The General Assembly considered this item at its fifty-seventh to sixtieth sessions (resolutions 57/2, 57/7, 58/233, 59/254 and 60/222).

At its sixty-first session, the General Assembly, recognizing the progress made in the implementation of the New Partnership and acknowledging that much needed to be done in its implementation, requested the Secretary-General to submit a comprehensive report on the implementation of the resolution to the Assembly at its sixty-second session on the basis of inputs from Governments, organizations of the United Nations system and other stakeholders in the New Partnership, such as the private sector and civil society (resolution 61/229).

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References for the sixty-first session (agenda item 62 (a))

(b) Causes of conflict and the promotion of durable peace and sustainable development in Africa

At its fifty-third session, in 1998, the General Assembly, at the request of Namibia (A/53/231), included the item in its agenda and considered it at that session (resolution 53/92).

At its fifty-fourth session, the General Assembly requested the President of the Assembly to establish an open-ended ad hoc working group of the Assembly to monitor the implementation of the recommendations made by the Secretary-General in his report of 1998 on the causes of conflict and the promotion of durable peace and sustainable development in Africa (resolution 54/234).

The General Assembly considered the item at its fifty-fifth to fifty-seventh sessions (resolutions 55/217, 56/37, 57/2 and 57/7). At its fifty-seventh session, the Assembly decided to include this item as a sub-item, under a single agenda item on the development of Africa, entitled "New Partnership for Africa's Development: progress in implementation and international support"(resolution 57/296), beginning at its fifty-eighth session .

The General Assembly continued to consider the sub-item at its fifty-eighth to sixtieth sessions (resolutions 58/234, 58/235, 59/255 and 60/223).

At its sixty-first session, the General Assembly urged the United Nations system and the international community to increase, coordinate and sustain their efforts aimed at assisting African countries in addressing the full range of causes of conflict in Africa and to increase their support for the African Union; and requested the Secretary-General to submit to the Assembly at its sixty-second session a progress report on the implementation of the resolution and to include in that progress report concrete proposals for possible United Nations actions and plans in support of the goal of achieving a conflict-free Africa by 2010 (resolution 61/230).

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References for the sixty-first session (agenda item 62 (b))

Background: 2001-2010: Decade to Roll Back Malaria in Developing Countries, Particularly in Africa

The item entitled "2001-2010: Decade to Roll Back Malaria in Africa" (A/55/240 and Add.1) was included as an additional item in the agenda of the fifty-fifth session of the General Assembly, in 2001, at the request of Togo . At the same session, the Assembly proclaimed 2001-2010 the Decade to Roll Back Malaria in Developing Countries, Particularly in Africa (resolution 55/284).

The General Assembly considered the item at its fifty-seventh to sixtieth sessions (resolutions 57/294, 58/237, 59/256 and 60/221).

At the sixty-first session, the General Assembly called upon the international community to continue to support the "Roll Back Malaria" (resolution 61/228) partner organizations and to increase investment in and efforts towards the development of safe and affordable malaria-related medicines, products and technologies; and requested the Secretary-General to report to the Assembly at its sixty-second session on the implementation of the resolution .

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References for the sixty-first session (agenda items 48 and 62)

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