International relief to Colombia

  • Author: UN General Assembly (40th sess. : 1985-1986)
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  • Date:
    15 November 1985

International relief to Colombia

  The General Assembly, Deeply distressed by the loss of lives, the number of afflicted persons and the enormous destruction wrought by the volcanic activity of Nevado del Ruiz, affecting areas of the departments of Caldas, Tolima and Valle del Cauca in Colombia, Noting the efforts of the Government and people of Colombia to save lives and alleviate the sufferings of the victims of this natural disaster, Considering the enormous effort that will be required to alleviate the grave situation caused by this natural disaster, Recognizing that the magnitude of the catastrophe and its effects will require, as a complement to the effort being made by the people and Government of Colombia, a demonstration of international solidarity to ensure the necessary multilateral co-operation in order to meet the immediate emergency in the affected areas, as well as to undertake the task of reconstruction,

1. Expresses its solidarity and support to the Government and people of Colombia in this tragedy;

2. Expresses its appreciation to the States, international and regional agencies, non-governmental organizations and individuals providing emergency relief to Colombia;

3. Calls upon the Governments of the Member States to contribute generously to the relief and reconstruction efforts in the affected areas and, to the extent possible, to channel their assistance through the United Nations system;

4. Requests the Secretary-General to mobilize resources in order to assist in the relief and reconstruction task of the Government of Colombia;

5. Also requests the Secretary-General to co-ordinate the multilateral assistance and, in consultation with the Government of Colombia, to determine the emergency and reconstruction needs of the affected areas..


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