International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly
The General Assembly,
Recalling its resolution 42/65 of 30 November 1987 and taking note of Economic and Social Council resolution 1989/43 of 24 May 1989,
Taking note with satisfaction of the report of the International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women on its activities,
Recognizing that research, training and information activities relating to women and development, the three main components of the programme of work of the Institute, have been further strengthened, thus reflecting the current trends with regard to mainstream developmental changes benefiting women and society,
Convinced that networking, the mode of operation of the Institute, has been consolidated by co-operative arrangements with organizations within and outside the United Nations system and that this could strengthen interaction between regions and countries with a view to integrating the participation and needs of women into mainstream development,
1. Expresses its satisfaction at the significance and scope of the activities of the International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women and at the special importance attached to research, training, information, documentation and communication activities relating to women and development in order to contribute to the design of mainstream developmental policy;
2. Notes with appreciation that the Institute, in consultation with bodies and organizations of the United Nations system, has launched a new research programme for the elaboration of special methodologies for the monitoring and evaluation of programmes and projects for women, as requested in resolution 42/65;
3. Requests the Institute to continue its research on the contribution of women to development, including the work of women in the informal sector of the economy, and the elaboration of special methodologies for the monitoring and evaluation of programmes and projects for women, and to intensify its efforts to apply innovative training strategies with a view to strengthening national training capabilities, particularly in developing countries;
4. Commends the Institute for the priority that it has assigned to co-operation with the bodies and organizations of the United Nations system and welcomes the ongoing consultations between the regional commissions and the Institute with a view to launching parallel activities relating to women and development;
5. Notes that in 1990 the Institute will observe the tenth anniversary of its establishment;
6. Expresses its appreciation to those Governments and organizations that have contributed to or supported the activities of the Institute, thus expanding the scope of its research, training and information programmes relating to women and development;
7. Renews its invitation to States as well as intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations to contribute to the United Nations Trust Fund for the International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women, so as to ensure that the Institute has the necessary resources to continue its research, training and information programmes, which are still of vital importance for the elaboration of improved methodological criteria relating to women and development;
8. Requests the Secretary-General to submit to the General Assembly at its forty-sixth session a report on the activities of the Institute;
9. Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its forty-sixth session the item entitled "International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women".
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