Assistance to Comoros

  • Author: UN General Assembly (37th sess. : 1982-1983)
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  • Date:
    17 December 1982
  The General Assembly, Recalling its resolution 36/212 of 17 December 1981 and its previous resolutions on assistance to the Comoros in which it appealed to the international community to provide effective and continuous financial, material and technical assistance to the Comoros in order to help that country to overcome its financial and economic difficulties, Taking note of the special problems confronting the Comoros as a developing island country and as one of the least developed countries, Noting the priority which the Government of the Comoros has assigned to the questions of infrastructure, transport and telecommunications, Noting further the economic difficulties arising from the country's scarcity of natural resources, compounded by recent drought and cyclones, Noting also the grave budgetary and balance-of-payments problems facing the Comoros, Aware of the fact that the Government of the Comoros intends to convene a donor's conference in the first quarter of 1983, Having examined the recent report of the Secretary-General, to which was annexed the report of the review mission which he sent to the Comoros in May 1982,

1. Expresses its appreciation to the Secretary-General for the steps he has taken to mobilize assistance for the Comoros;

2. Notes with satisfaction the response by Member States, organizations of the United Nations system and other organizations to its appeals and those of the Secretary-General for assistance to the Comoros;

3. Notes with concern, however, that the assistance thus far provided continues to fall short of the country's urgent requirements and that assistance is still urgently required to carry out the projects identified in the annex to the report of the Secretary-General;

4. Appeals to those States and organizations which are being invited to the donor's conference to be held in the Comoros early in 1983 to respond generously to the programme of assistance that will be presented by the Government of the Comoros at that time;

5. Renews its appeal to Member States, the appropriate organs, organizations and programmes of the United Nations system, regional and international organizations and other intergovernmental bodies and non-governmental organizations, as well as international financial institutions, to provide the Comoros with assistance in order to enable it to cope with its difficult economic situation and to pursue its development goals;

6. Requests the appropriate organizations and programmes of the United Nations system to increase their current programmes of assistance to the Comoros, to co-operate closely with the Secretary-General in organizing an effective international programme of assistance and to report periodically to him on the steps they have taken and the resources they have made available to assist that country;

7. Requests the Secretary-General:

(a) To continue his efforts to mobilize the necessary resources for an effective programme of financial, technical and material assistance to the Comoros;

(b) To keep the situation in the Comoros under constant review, to maintain close contact with Member States, the specialized agencies, regional and other intergovernmental organizations and international financial institutions concerned, and to apprise the Economic and Social Council, at its second regular session of 1983, of the current status of the special programme of economic assistance for the Comoros;

(c) To report on the progress made in the economic situation of the Comoros and in organizing and implementing the special programme of economic assistance for that country in time for the matter to be considered by the General Assembly at its thirty-eighth session.


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