Problem raised by the situation of Angolan refugees in the Congo
XVI. RESOLUTION ADOPTED ON THE REPORT OF THE THIRD COMMITTEE
1671. Problem raised by the situation of Angolan refugees in the Congo
The General Assembly,
Having been apprised of the situation of the refugees from Angola in the Republic of the Congo (Leopoldville),
Noting with satisfaction the efforts made by the Government of the Republic of the Congo (Leopoldville), in co-operation with the United Nations in the Congo, the League of Red Cross Societies and other voluntary organizations, to provide those refugees with immediate assistance and to help them to become self-supporting until they can return to their own homes,
Recognizing that it is desirable to maintain unity of action in the further provision of assistance in an area where the needs of the refugees cannot, in practice, be separated from those of the local population,
1. Recommends that the United Nations in the Congo, in close liaison with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the organizations mentioned above, should continue to provide emergency assistance for as long as is necessary and enable the refugees to become self-supporting as soon as possible;
2. Requests the High Commissioner to continue to lend his good offices in seeking appropriate solutions to the problem arising from the presence of Angolan refugees in the Republic of the Congo (Leopoldville), inter alia, by facilitating, in close collaboration with the authorities and organizations directly concerned, the voluntary repatriation of those refugees;
3. Urges States Members of the United Nations and members of the specialized agencies to make available to the competent organs of the United Nations the means required for the measures of assistance mentioned above.
1081st plenary meeting,
18 December 1961.