Assistance to Uganda

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

Assistance to Uganda

  The General Assembly, Recalling its resolutions 35/103 of 5 December 1980, 36/218 of 17 December 1981 and 37/162 of 17 December 1982 on assistance to Uganda, Bearing in mind the enormous economic and social set-backs suffered by Uganda and the resultant precipitous decline in the well-being of its people, Taking into account the Recovery Programme (1982-1984) presented by the Government of Uganda to the meeting of the Consultative Group on Uganda held in Paris in May 1982 under the auspices of the World Bank, Recognizing that Uganda is not only land-locked but also one of the least developed and most seriously affected countries, Noting the appeals of the Secretary-General for assistance to Uganda, Taking note of the report of the Secretary-General, submitted in response to General Assembly resolution 36/218, to which was annexed the report on Uganda's needs for assistance, Taking note also of the summary report of the Secretary-General, which states that substantial additional assistance is required to finance the remaining projects in the Investment Programme which have not yet attracted the support of the international community, Reaffirming the urgent need for further international action to assist the Government of Uganda in its continuing efforts for national reconstruction, rehabilitation and development, Encouraged that the economic policies of the Government of Uganda and the support assistance provided by the donor countries and international organizations have produced positive signs of economic recovery,

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

2. Further expresses its appreciation to those States and organizations which have provided assistance to that country;

3. Reaffirms fully its endorsement of the assessment and recommendations contained in the annex to the report of the Secretary-General;

4. Requests the Secretary-General to ensure that adequate financial and budgetary arrangements are made for the continued mobilization of resources to finance the international programme of assistance to Uganda;

5. Invites the international community, in particular the United Nations system and donor countries and organizations, to make available more resources to implement the country's Recovery Programme (1982-1984) and meet the remaining needs described in the annex to the report of the Secretary-General, and in his summary report;

6. Urgently renews its appeal to all Member States, specialized agencies and other organizations of the United Nations system and international economic and financial institutions to contribute generously, through bilateral and multilateral channels, to the reconstruction, rehabilitation and development needs of Uganda and to its emergency requirements;

7. Invites Member States to participate fully and support effectively the meeting of the World Bank Consultative Group on Uganda, to be held in Paris in early 1984;

8. Requests the appropriate organizations and programmes of the United Nations system to maintain and increase their current and future programmes of assistance to Uganda and to report periodically to the Secretary-General on the steps they have taken and the resources they have made available to help that country;

9. Invites the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, the United Nations Children's Fund, the United Nations Development Programme, the World Food Programme, the International Fund for Agricultural Development, the International Labour Organisation, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, the World Health Organization and the World Bank to bring to the attention of their governing bodies, for their consideration, the special needs of Uganda and to report the decisions of those bodies to the Secretary-General by 15 July 1984;

10. Requests the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to continue his humanitarian assistance programmes in Uganda;

11. 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 Uganda;

(b) To keep the situation in Uganda under constant review, to maintain close contact with Member States, regional and other intergovernmental organizations, the specialized agencies and the international financial institutions concerned, and to apprise the Economic and Social Council, at its second regular session of 1984, of the current status of the special programme of economic assistance for Uganda;

(c) To report on the progress made in the economic situation in Uganda and in organizing international assistance for that country in time for the matter to be considered by the General Assembly at its thirty-ninth session.


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