Report of the Economic and Social Council : services of the Secretariat concerned withhuman rights.

  • Author: UN General Assembly (35th sess. : 1980-1981)
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    15 December 1980

194. Report of the Economic and Social Council: services of the Secretariat concerned with human rights

The General Assembly, Recalling its resolution 34/47 of 23 November 1979, Recalling Commission on Human Rights resolution 22 (XXXVI) of 28 February 1980,[1] Recalling also Economic and Social Council decision 1980/132 of 2 May 1980, Having considered the report of the Secretary-General,[2] Noting that in his annual report on the work of the Organization, submitted to the General Assembly at its thirty-fourth session, the Secretary-General stated that he was prepared to consider all useful suggestions for strengthening the contribution of the Secretariat in a field which is of fundamental importance to the future development of our society,[3] Also noting that the Secretary-General states in his report that while the Division of Human Rights meets the technical criteria for a Centre, as set forth in his report on organizational nomenclature in the Secretariat, [4] he believes that further consideration of the matter is required, Requests the Secretary-General to keep this question under consideration with a view to redesignating the Division of Human Rights as a Centre for Human Rights when he deems it appropriate, taking into account the views expressed by Member States at the thirty-fifth session of the General Assembly. 96th plenary meeting
15 December 1980

[1] See Official Records of the Economic and Social Council, 1980, Supplement No. 3 (E/1980/13 and Corr. 1), chap. XXVI, sect. A. [2] A/35/607. [3] See Official Records of the General Assembly, Thirty-fourth Session, Supplement No. 1 (A/34/1), sect. VII. [4] AC.5/32/17

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