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General Assembly - 17 dicembre 1981
RESOLUTION 36/218
Resolution A36r218

17 December 1981

Assistance to Uganda

The General Assembly,

Recalling its resolution 35/103 of 5 December 1980, in which it, inter alia, expressed its deep concern at the tragic loss of life, widespread destruction of property and severe damage to the economic and social infrastructure of Uganda and urgently appealed to the international community to contribute generously to the reconstruction, rehabilitation and development needs of the country,

Taking into account the 10-year development plan of Uganda presented to the United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries, held in Paris from 1 to 14 September 1981, and the Substantial New Programme of Action for the 1980s for the Least Developed Countries adopted by the Conference,

Recognizing that Uganda is not only land-locked but also one of the least developed and most seriously affected countries,

Recalling the donors' meeting on assistance to Uganda, held in Paris from 6 to 8 November 1979 under the auspices of the World Bank, Noting with concern that severe drought has destroyed the livelihood of several hundred thousand people and that urgent assistance is required for the rehabilitation of essential community facilities and services in the affected areas,

Noting the appeals of the Secretary-General and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for emergency humanitarian assistance to Uganda,

Having examined the report of the Secretary-General submitted in response to General Assembly resolution 35/103,

Reaffirming the urgent need for international action to assist the Government of Uganda in its efforts for national reconstruction, rehabilitation and development and for resettling the large numbers of returning refugees and displaced persons into the permanent fabric of society,

1. Expresses its appreciation to the Secretary-General for the steps he has taken to mobilize assistance for Uganda;

2. Further expresses its appreciation to those States and organizations which have provided assistance to Uganda;

3. Requests once again the Secretary-General to dispatch a mission to Uganda to consult with the Government on its most urgent reconstruction, rehabilitation and development needs and to submit the report of the mission, through the Economic and Social Council at its second regular session of 1982, to the General Assembly at its thirty-seventh session;

4. Further requests the Secretary-General to ensure that adequate financial and budgetary arrangements are made for the organization of an effective international programme of assistance to Uganda and for the mobilization of international assistance;

5. Invites the international community, in particular the United Nations system and donor countries, to make available the necessary resources to implement the country's ten-year development programme, in accordance with the Substantial New Plan of Action for the 1980s for the Least Developed Countries;

6. Urgently renews its appeal to all Member States, specialized agencies and other organizations of the United Nations system and international economic and financial institutions to contribute generously, through bilateral or multilateral channels, to the reconstruction, rehabilitation and development needs of Uganda and to its emergency requirements;

7. Urges Member States and international economic and financial institutions once again to respond generously to the appeal made at the donors' meeting in Paris;

8. Renews its appeal to the international community to contribute to the special account which was established at United Nations Headquarters for the purpose of facilitating the channelling of contributions to Uganda;

9. Invites the appropriate organizations and programmes of the United Nations system - in particular the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, the United Nations Children's Fund, the United Nations Development Programme, the World Food Programme, the International Fund for Agricultural Development, the International Labour Organisation, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, the World Health Organization and the World Bank - to maintain and increase their current and future programmes of assistance to Uganda and to report periodically to the Secretary-General on the steps they have taken and the resources they have made available to assist that country;

10. Invites the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, the United Nations Children's Fund, the United Nations Development Programme, the World Food Programme, the International Fund for Agricultural Development, the International Labour Organisation, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, the World Health Organization and the World Bank to bring to the attention of their governing bodies, for their consideration, the special needs of Uganda and to report the decisions of those bodies to the Secretary-General by 15 July 1982;

11. Requests the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to continue his humanitarian assistance programmes in Uganda;

12. Requests the Secretary-General:

(a) To continue his efforts to mobilize the necessary resources for an effective programme of financial, technical and material assistance to Uganda;

(b) To keep the situation in Uganda under constant review, to maintain close contact with Member States, regional and other intergovernmental organizations, the specialized agencies and international financial institutions concerned and to apprise the Economic and Social Council, at its second regular session of 1982, of the current status of the special economic assistance programme for Uganda.

 
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