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Assistance to Uganda : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

Publisher UN General Assembly
Author UN General Assembly (41st sess. : 1986-1987)
Publication Date 8 December 1986
Citation / Document Symbol A/RES/41/195
Reference 41
Cite as UN General Assembly, Assistance to Uganda : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly, 8 December 1986, A/RES/41/195, available at: [accessed 12 December 2017]

The General Assembly,

Recalling its previous resolutions and decision 40/453 of 17 December 1985 on assistance to Uganda,

Recognizing that the Government of Uganda, which came to power in January 1986, is facing the arduous tasks of rehabilitation and reconstruction following years of conflict that have resulted in tragic loss of life, ravaging of the country's socio-economic infrastructure and uprooting of large segments of its population,

Taking into account the Emergency Relief and Rehabilitation Programme launched by the Government in February 1986 and the interim macro-economic measures announced in July 1986,

Noting that a special programme of economic assistance has been formulated covering short-term emergency and rehabilitation needs, including restoration of services such as health, water and sanitation, education, housing and roads, and rehabilitation of the agriculture and livestock sectors, as well as productive industrial enterprises,

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

Noting the appeals made by the Secretary-General for assistance to Uganda,

Taking note of the report of the Secretary-General, presenting a special programme of economic assistance for international funding,

Reaffirming the urgent need for further international action to assist the Government of Uganda in its continuing efforts for national reconstruction, rehabilitation and development,

Encouraged that the economic policies of the Government of Uganda and the support assistance provided by the donor countries and international organizations have already produced positive signs of economic recovery,

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

2.         Also expresses its appreciation to those States and organizations that have provided assistance to Uganda;

3.         Endorses the assessment and recommendations contained in the appendix to the report of the Secretary-General;

4.         Invites the international community, the United Nations system and donor countries and organizations, to make available more resources to implement the country's Emergency Relief and Rehabilitation Programme, the interim macro-economic measures and the special programme of economic assistance;

5.         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 and multilateral channels, to the reconstruction, rehabilitation and development needs of Uganda and to its emergency and rehabilitation requirements;

6.         Requests the appropriate organizations and programmes of the United Nations system to maintain and increase in so far as possible 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 help that country;

7.         Invites the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, 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, the World Bank and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization 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;

8.         Requests the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to continue his humanitarian assistance programmes in Uganda, in particular the task of repatriation and resettlement, which involves the return of refugees and displaced persons to their former habitat and the emergency provision to them of, inter alia, food, medicine, clothing and shelter;

9.         Requests the Secretary-General, in accordance with the provisions of General Assembly resolution 41/192 of 8 December 1986:

(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, the specialized agencies, regional and other intergovernmental organizations and the international financial institutions concerned, and to apprise the Economic and Social Council, at its second regular session of 1987, of the current status of the special programme of economic assistance for Uganda;

(c)        To report on the implementation of the present resolution to the General Assembly at its forty-second session.

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