Refugees from Algeria in Morocco and Tunisia
1672 (XVI)

General Assembly Resolutions, 18 December 1961

XVI. RESOLUTION ADOPTED ON THE REPORT OF THE THIRD COMMITTEE

1672. Refugees from Algeria in Morocco and Tunisia

The General Assembly,

Having examined the report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees,1

Recalling its resolutions 1389 (XIV) of 20 November 1959 and 1500 (XV) of 5 December 1960,

Considering the action taken by the High Commissioner and the encouraging results achieved during the World Refugee Year,

Noting with appreciation the progress made on behalf of refugees from Algeria in Morocco and Tunisia,

Observing with regret that the problem which is the cause of this situation has not yet been solved,

Recognizing that the living conditions of those refugees, and in particular those of the children, remain precarious and require constant improvement,

Considering the temporary nature of the situation of those refugees,

Requests the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to:

(a) Continue his present action jointly with the League of Red Cross Societies until those refugees return to their homes;

(b) Use the means at his disposal to assist in the orderly return of those refugees to their homes and consider the possibility, when necessary, of facilitating their resettlement in their homeland as soon as circumstances permit;

(c) Persist in his efforts to secure the resources which will enable him to complete this task.

1081st plenary meeting,
18 December 1961.


1 Official Records of the General Assembly, Sixteenth Session, Supplement No. 11 (A/4771/Rev.1) and Supplement No. 11A (A/4771/Rev.1/Add.1).