Work of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
VIII. RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED ON THE REPORTS OF THE THIRD COMMITTEE
728. Work of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
The General Assembly,
Having considered the problems of refugees who are the concern of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in the light of his report1 to the General Assembly at its eighth session and of the Secretary-General's memorandum,2
Having noted with appreciation the work being done on behalf of these refugees,
Having noted with concern the precarious situation of certain groups of refugees within the High Commissioner's mandate, in particular those in need of emergency aid, the considerable number still living in camps, and those requiring special care for whom no satisfactory arrangements have yet been made,
1. Invites the High Commissioner to concern himself in particular with these groups of refugees in carrying out his functions as defined in the Statute of his Office and to pay special attention to them in his report to the General Assembly at its ninth session;
2. Appeals to the governments of States Members and non-members of the United Nations to intensify their efforts to promote, in co-operation with the High Commissioner, solutions for the problems of refugees, through repatriation, resettlement and integration in accordance with General Assembly resolution 538 B (VI) of 2 February 1952;
3. Takes note of the relations which the High Commissioner has established with interested organizations, expresses the hope that appropriate consultations will take place in the drawing up of all programmes of international action designed to improve the situation of refugees within his mandate and invites the High Commissioner to give an account of such consultations in his reports.
453rd plenary meeting,
23 October 1953.
1 See Official Records of the General Assembly, Eighth Session, Supplement No. 11.
2 See document A/2457.