Staff members of the United Nations and specialized agencies in detention.
1988/41. Staff members of the United Nations and specialized agencies in detentionThe Commission on Human Rights, Recalling General Assembly resolution 41/205 of 11 December 1986, in which the Assembly deplored the growing number of cases where the functioning, safety and well-being of officials had been adversely affected, including cases of detention in Member States and abduction by armed groups and individuals, and the increasing number of cases in which the lives and well-being of officials had been placed in jeopardy during the exercise of their official functions, Affirming the importance of its resolution 31 (XXXVI) of 11 March 1980, in which it requested the Secretary-General to use his good offices to ensure the full enjoyment of human rights by United Nations staff members and their rights under the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations, Taking note of resolution 1987/21 of 3 September 1987 of the Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, in which the Sub-Commission requested the Secretary-General to redouble and strengthen his efforts to ensure that the human rights and privileges and immunities of United Nations staff members and their families were fully respected and to submit to the Sub-Commission, at its fortieth session, a detailed report on the situation of international civil servants and their families detained, imprisoned, missing or held in a country against their will, Gravely concerned that a significant number of personnel in the service of the United Nations continue to be held captive or are otherwise unaccounted for, Greatly appreciating the efforts of the Secretary-General to promote a satisfactory resolution of all cases of this kind, and noting that these efforts have already produced concrete results concerning the security of international civil servants,
1. Appeals again to Member States to respect and to ensure respect for the rights of staff members and others acting under the authority of the United Nations, and their families;
2. Requests the Secretary-General to continue his efforts to ensure that the human rights and privileges and immunities of United Nations staff members and their families are fully respected;
3. Further requests the Secretary-General to submit to the Commission at its forty-fifth session an updated version of the report he has been asked to submit to the Sub-Commission at its fortieth session on the situation of international civil servants and their families detained, imprisoned, missing or held in a country against their will, including those cases which have been successfully settled during the five years preceding the Commission's forty-fifth session.52nd meeting
8 March 1988
[Adopted without a vote. See chap. X.]
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