Special economic assistance to Chad : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly.

  • Author: UN General Assembly (41st sess. : 1986-1987)
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  • Date:
    8 December 1986

The General Assembly,

Recalling its resolution 40/218 of 17 December 1985 and its previous resolutions on assistance in the reconstruction, rehabilitation and development of Chad, emergency humanitarian assistance to Chad and special economic assistance to that country,

Having considered the report of the Secretary-General on special economic assistance to Chad, relating, inter alia, to the economic and financial situation of Chad, the status of assistance provided for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the country and the progress made in organizing and executing the programme of assistance for that country,

Considering that the war and the drought are compromising all the reconstruction and development efforts of the Government of Chad,

Concerned at the recent invasion of locusts, which has aggravated the already precarious food and health situation in Chad, in particular that of the people displaced as a result of the war and the drought,

Taking note of the numerous appeals launched by the Government of Chad and governmental and non-governmental organizations regarding the food and health situation in Chad,

Recognizing the need for emergency humanitarian assistance to Chad,

Also recognizing the need for assistance in the reconstruction and development of Chad,

Welcoming the round table on assistance to Chad convened by the United Nations Development Programme at Geneva on 4 and 5 December 1985, in accordance with the arrangements agreed upon at the International Conference on Assistance to Chad held in November 1982,

1.         Expresses its gratitude to the States and governmental and non-governmental organizations that responded and are continuing to respond generously to the appeals of the Government of Chad and of the Secretary-General by furnishing assistance to Chad;

2.         Expresses its appreciation to the Secretary-General for his efforts to make the international community aware of the difficulties of Chad and to mobilize assistance for that country;

3.         Renews the appeals made to States, competent organizations and programmes of the United Nations system and international economic and financial institutions:

(a)        To continue to provide the necessary humanitarian assistance to the people of Chad, who have suffered as a result of the war, the drought and the invasion of locusts and predators;

(b)        To continue to contribute to the reconstruction of Chad;

4.         Notes with satisfaction that a round table on assistance to Chad was held at Geneva on 4 and 5 December 1985, and invites States and agencies to take part in the sectoral meetings scheduled at the round table and to honour the commitments they made;

5.         Requests the Secretary-General, in accordance with the provisions of General Assembly resolution 41/192 of 8 December 1986:

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

(b)        To assess, in close collaboration with the humanitarian agencies concerned, the humanitarian needs, particularly in the areas of food and health, of the people displaced by the war and the drought;

(c)        To mobilize special humanitarian assistance for persons who have suffered as a result of the war, the drought and the invasion of locusts and predators and for the resettlement of displaced persons;

(d)        To keep the situation in Chad under review and to report thereon to the General Assembly at its forty-second session.


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