Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

2650. Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

The General Assembly, Having considered the report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees[1] and having heard his statement,[2] Noting with appreciation the results obtained by the High Commissioner in the accomplishment of his humanitarian task of providing international protection to refugees within his mandate and promoting permanent solutions to their problems, Noting the constant efforts being made to this end by the High Commissioner, in cooperation with United Nations bodies and voluntary agencies, to promote the voluntary repatriation, the integration in countries of asylum or the resettlement in other countries of refugees who are his concern whether groups of refugees or individual refugees whose problems are causing increasing concern, especially in Africa, Commending the encouraging progress obtained in the field of interagency cooperation, which, particularly as far as the rural settlement of refugees in developing countries is concerned, is essential in order to achieve durable solutions that are closely linked with the economic and social development of these countries, Noting with satisfaction the increasing number of Governments contributing to the High Commissioner's assistance programme and the substantial increase in some of these contributions, Expressing its appreciation of the growing number of accessions to the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees of 1951[3] and the Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees of 1967,[4] and expressing the hope that this trend will continue,

1. Requests the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to continue to provide international protection and assistance to refugees who are his concern, in accordance with the relevant General Assembly resolutions, in particular those relating to the new groups of refugees in Africa, and with the directives of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme;

2. Requests the High Commissioner to continue his efforts to achieve, in cooperation with the Governments concerned, the specialized agencies and other members of the United Nations system, speedy and satisfactory solutions to the problems of refugees;

3. Urges Governments to continue to lend their support to the High Commissioner's humanitarian and constructive task by:

(a) Facilitating his efforts in the field of international protection;

(b) Continuing to cooperate in the promotion of permanent solutions for refugees, including in particular individual cases in Africa;

(c) Providing the necessary means to enable the financial targets, established with the approval of the Executive Committee, to be reached.

1915th plenary meeting,
30 November 1970.

[1] Official Records of the General Assembly, Twenty-fifth Session, Supplement No. 12 (A/8012) and Supplement No. 12A (A/8012/Add.1). [2] Ibid., Twenty-fifth Session, Third Committee, 1789th meeting. [3] United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 189 (1954), No. 2545. [4] Official Records of the General Assembly, Twenty-first Session, Supplement No. 11A (A/6311/Rev.1/Add.1), part one, para. 2.

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