Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
XVI. RESOLUTION ADOPTED ON THE REPORT OF THE THIRD COMMITTEE
1673. Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
The General Assembly,
Taking note of the progress achieved in respect of the international protection of refugees and in seeking permanent solutions to refugee problems through voluntary repatriation, integration in countries of asylum or resettlement in other countries,
Expressing its appreciation for the efforts made by the High Commissioner to complete in the near future the major aid programmes for "old" refugees in Europe,
Noting with satisfaction the efforts made by the High Commissioner in his various fields of activity for groups of refugees for whom he lends his good offices,
Noting further with satisfaction the assistance he can give those refugees in handling the contributions designed to provide for their assistance and in utilizing the emergency fund established under General Assembly resolution 1166 (XII) of 26 November 1957,
1. Requests the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to pursue his activities on behalf of the refugees within his mandate or those for whom he extends his good offices, and to continue to report to the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme and to abide by directions which that Committee might give him in regard to situations concerning refugees;
2. Invites States Members of the United Nations and members of the specialized agencies to continue to lend their support to the alleviation of refugee problems still awaiting solution:
(a) By improving the legal status of refugees residing in their territory;
(b) By facilitating the voluntary repatriation, resettlement or local integration of refugees;
(c) By providing the High Commissioner with the necessary financial means for the accomplishment of the tasks incumbent upon him and, in particular, by enabling him to reach the financial targets established with the approval of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme.
1081st plenary meeting,
18 December 1961.
2 Ibid., Sixteenth Session, Third Committee, 1112th meeting.