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Assistance to Democratic Yemen : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

Publisher UN General Assembly
Author UN General Assembly (44th sess. : 1989-1990)
Publication Date 19 December 1989
Citation / Document Symbol A/RES/44/179
Reference 44
Cite as UN General Assembly, Assistance to Democratic Yemen : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly, 19 December 1989, A/RES/44/179, available at: [accessed 19 November 2017]

Assistance to Democratic Yemen


The General Assembly,

Deeply concerned at the extensive and unprecedented damage and devastation in Democratic Yemen caused by torrential rain and floods twice in the present decade, in March 1982 and in March and April 1989,

Extremely concerned about the destruction of the country's infrastructure, in particular roads, health centres and schools, as well as water supplies, electricity supplies, communication systems and other public utilities, and concerned that tens of thousands of hectares of cultivated land were inundated and that hundreds of villages have completely disappeared, leaving tens of thousands of persons without shelter or food,

Considering that Democratic Yemen, being one of the least developed countries, is unable to sustain rehabilitation and reconstruction programmes in spite of the efforts made by its Government,

Recalling the resolutions on assistance to Democratic Yemen that it has adopted since 1982 and taking note of Economic and Social Council resolution 1989/1 of 10 May 1989, resolution 176 (XV) of 18 May 1989 adopted by the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia at its fifteenth session and decision 89/37 of 30 June 1989 adopted by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme at its thirty-sixth session,

Noting with appreciation the support provided by various States and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations to emergency relief operations,

1. Expresses its solidarity with the Government and people of Democratic Yemen in facing the devastating consequences of the torrential rain and floods;

2. Expresses its gratitude to the States and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations that have rendered support and assistance to the Government of Democratic Yemen in its relief and rehabilitation efforts;

3. Expresses its appreciation to the Secretary-General for the steps he has taken to mobilize and co-ordinate relief and rehabilitation assistance for Democratic Yemen;

4. Calls upon all States to contribute generously and to respond urgently and effectively to the rehabilitation and reconstruction needs of the country;

5. Requests the Secretary-General to co-ordinate, in close co-operation with the Government of Democratic Yemen, the efforts of the United Nations system to help Democratic Yemen to mobilize resources for the implementation of its rehabilitation and reconstruction programmes and to keep the international community informed of its needs;

6. Also requests the Secretary-General to report to the General Assembly at its forty-fifth session, through the Economic and Social Council at its second regular session of 1990, on the implementation of the present resolution.

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