United Nations Decade for Women (1976-1985). Voluntary Fund.

  • Author: UN General Assembly (33rd sess., resumed : 1979)
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  • Date:
    29 January 1979

188. Voluntary Fund for the United Nations Decade for Women

The General Assembly, Recalling also its resolution 32/141 of 16 December 1977, in which the Secretary-General was requested to report annually on the management of the Fund and to submit periodically to the General Assembly progress reports on the execution of projects financed by the Fund, Having considered the report of the Secretary-General on the Fund,[1] Recalling its resolution 31/133 of 16 December 1976 containing the criteria and arrangements for the management of the Voluntary Fund for the United Nations Decade for Women,

1. Notes with satisfaction the decisions of the Consultative Committee on the Voluntary Fund for the United Nations Decade for Women during its third[2] and fourth[3] sessions;

2. Also notes with satisfaction the progress of the regional commissions in the formulation and execution of projects in the fields of national development, planning, rural development, training of trainers, appropriate technologies, small-scale business and industries, and technical co-operation among developing countries, including research and information services;

3. Requests the regional commissions concerned to proceed to the recruitment of the second women's programme officer as recommended by the Consultative Committee at its fourth session;[4]

4. Urges the regional commissions to increase the numbers of women employed in policy-making positions within their secretariats;

5. Expresses its appreciation to the relevant organizations and organs within the United Nations system for their co-operation at the national and regional levels in formulating and executing projects sponsored by the Fund;

6. Expresses its appreciation to those countries which have already contributed, to those which have pledged contributions and to those which have expressed their intention of contribution to the Fund;

7. Appeals to Member States to consider giving support to the Fund in order to assure availability of adequate resources for the long-term planning of its activities;

8. Further requests the Secretary-General:

(a) To continue to report annually on the management of the Fund as well as on the progress in implementation of Fund activities;

(b) To continue to include the Fund, on an annual basis, as one of the programmes of the United Nations Pledging Conference for Development Activities.

95th plenary meeting
29 January 1979

[1] A/33/198 and Add.1/Rev.1 and Add.2 and Corr.1. [2] A/33/198, sect. II. [3] A/33/Add.2 and Corr.1, sect. II. [4] Ibid., para. 8.

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