Work of the Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities.

1987/35. Work of the Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities

The Commission on Human Rights, Recalling the terms of reference of the Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities and reaffirming, in particular, its own resolutions 1982/23 of 10 March 1982, 1983/22 of 4 March 1983, 1985/28 of 11 March 1985 and 1986/38 of 12 March 1986, Recalling further General Assembly resolution 41/143 of 4 December 1986, Convinced that it is essential that the impartiality and objectivity of the Sub-Commission and the independent status of its members and their alternates should be its guiding principles, Mindful of the important contribution which non-governmental organizations in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council make to the work of the Sub-Commission, Mindful also of the important contribution which the Sub-Commission itself has made to the work of the Commission, Expressing its concern at the deferral of the thirty-ninth session of the Sub-Commission as a result of General Assembly decision 40/472 of 9 May 1986, which resulted in the postponement of the consideration of a number of important subjects and entailed particularly serious consequences for the consideration of communications under the procedure established by Economic and Social Council resolution 1503 (XLVIII) of 27 May 1970,

1. Requests the Secretary-General to ensure that the thirty-ninth session of the Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities and the related sessions of the Sub-Commission's working groups will be held, as scheduled, in July and August 1987, thus permitting the continuation of the work of the Sub-Commission and minimizing the disruptive effect of the deferral which occurred in 1986;

2. Further requests the Secretary-General to provide the Sub-Commission and its Working groups with the necessary assistance and services, in accordance with established rules and earlier decisions of the Commission and, in particular, to provide the Sub-Commission, as in the past, with summary records;

3. Draws the attention of the Sub-Commission to the guidelines for its future work contained in Commission resolution 1986/38 ;

4. Invites the Sub-Commission to continue its efforts to provide expert assistance to the Commission in the areas mandated by the Commission, taking into account Commission resolution 1986/38 ;

5. Decides to consider at its forty-fourth session the report of the Sub-Commission on its thirty-ninth session as a matter of high priority.

54th meeting
10 March 1987
[Adopted without a vote. See chap. XIX.]
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