United Nations Children's Fund

  • Author: UN General Assembly (38th sess. : 1983-1984)
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  • Date:
    19 December 1983
 

RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
United Nations Children's Fund

  The General Assembly, Taking note of Economic and Social Council decision 1983/187 of 29 July 1983, Having considered the report of the Executive Board of the United Nations Children's Fund on its session held at United Nations Headquarters from 9 to 21 May 1983, Reaffirming the principles and guidelines for programme activities established by the Executive Board of the United Nations Children's Fund in its efforts to reach the most disadvantaged in order to bring about a major improvement in child survival and child development, taking special advantage of developments in primary health care techniques and communications, Acutely aware that the present global economic situation adversely affects vulnerable groups such as children and therefore makes the need for those efforts all the more critical,

1. Commends the policies and activities of the United Nations Children's Fund;

2. Endorses the conclusions and recommendations contained in the report of the 1983 session of the Executive Board of the United Nations Children's Fund;

3. Reaffirms the role of the United Nations Children's Fund as the lead agency in the United Nations system responsible for co-ordinating the follow-up activities of the International Year of the Child related to the goals and objectives concerning children set forth in the International Development Strategy for the Third United Nations Development Decade;

4. Reaffirms the paramount importance of the basic-services approach for children in the delivery of the programmes of the United Nations Children's Fund, while also urging the Executive Director to continue and intensify his efforts on the basis of recent developments in the social and biological sciences which present a new opportunity to bring about a virtual revolution in child survival and child development, at a low cost and in a relatively short time, in accordance with the relevant decisions of the Executive Board of the Fund;

5. Commends the Executive Director of the United Nations Children's Fund for his efforts to enlarge the income of the Fund so that the Fund may respond effectively to the needs of the developing countries in continued pursuance of its mandate;

6. Expresses its appreciation to Governments that have responded to the needs of the United Nations Children's Fund and expresses the hope that more States will come forward with positive responses;

7. Appeals to all Governments to increase their contributions so that, in the light of the current economic situation, the Fund may be able to strengthen its co-operation with developing countries and respond to the urgent needs of children in those countries.

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