Report of the Committee on Relations with the Host Country

  • Author: UN General Assembly (39th sess. : 1984-1985)
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  • Date:
    13 December 1984
 

RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Report of the Committee on Relations with the Host Country

  The General Assembly, Having considered the report of the Committee on Relations with the Host Country, Recalling Article 105 of the Charter of the United Nations, the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations and the Agreement between the United Nations and the United States of America regarding the Headquarters of the United Nations, Recalling further that the problems related to the privileges and immunities of all missions accredited to the United Nations, the security of the missions and the safety of their personnel are of great importance and concern to Member States, as well as the primary responsibility of the host country, Noting with deep concern the continued acts violating the security and the safety of the personnel of those missions accredited to the United Nations, Recognizing that effective measures should continue to be taken by the competent authorities of the host country, in particular to prevent any acts violating the security of missions and the safety of their personnel,

1. Endorses the recommendations of the Committee on Relations with the Host Country contained in paragraph 58 of its report;

2. Strongly condemns any terrorist and criminal acts violating the security of missions accredited to the United Nations and the safety of their personnel;

3. Urges the host country to continue to take all necessary measures to ensure effectively the protection, security and safety of the missions accredited to the United Nations and their personnel, including practicable measures to prohibit illegal activities of persons, groups and organizations that encourage, instigate, organize or engage in the perpetration of acts and activities against the security and safety of such missions and representatives;

4. Reiterates that adherence of all Member States to the Agreement between the United Nations and the United States of America regarding the Headquarters of the United Nations and to other relevant agreements is an indispensable condition for the normal functioning of the Organization and permanent missions in New York and underlines the necessity for avoiding any action not consistent with obligations in accordance with the Agreement and international law;

5. Calls upon all countries, especially the host country, to build up public awareness by explaining, through all available means, the importance of the role played by the United Nations and all missions accredited to it in the strengthening of international peace and security;

6. Requests the Secretary-General to remain actively engaged in all aspects of the relations of the United Nations with the host country and to continue to stress the importance of effective measures to avoid acts of terrorism and violence against the missions and their personnel;

7. Requests the Committee on Relations with the Host Country to continue its work, in conformity with General Assembly resolution 2819 (XXVI) of

15 December 1971;

8. Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its fortieth session the item entitled "Report of the Committee on Relations with the Host Country".

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