UN Economic and Social Council Resolution 1978/36: Enlargement of the Executive Committee of the Programme of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

1978/36. Enlargement of the Executive Committee of the Programme of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
21 July 1978

The Economic and Social Council Recommends to the General Assembly the adoption of the following draft resolution: "The General Assembly, "Recalling its resolution 1166 (XII) of 26 November 1957, in which it provided for the establishment of an Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme, as well as its resolutions 1958 (XVIII) of 12 December 1963 and 2294 (XXII) of 11 December 1967 in which it provided for subsequent increases in the membership of the Executive Committee, "Bearing in mind the interest in the work of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the range of refugee problems confronting the Office, "Noting that the Executive Committee has currently a membership of thirty-one States Members of the United Nations or members of any of the specialized agencies,

"1. Decides to increase the membership of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme by up to nine additional members;

"2. Requests the Economic and Social Council, at its first regular session of 1979, to elect, in consultation with regional groups, up to nine additional members of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme from those States with a demonstrated interest in and devotion to the solution of the refugee problem."

32nd plenary meeting
21 July 197
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