Problems Related to the Rescue of Asylum-Seekers in Distress at Sea
No. 34 (XXXV) - 1984
The Executive Committee,
(a) Noted with concern that rescue of asylum-seekers in distress at sea has decreased significantly in 1983 and again in 1984;
(b) Recalled the Conclusion on the Rescue of Asylum-Seekers at Sea adopted by the Executive Committee at its thirty-fourth session recognizing the need for promoting measures for facilitating the rescue of asylum-seekers in distress at sea;
(c) Welcomed the actions taken by UNHCR to draw attention to the continued need to rescue asylum-seekers in distress at sea and expressed the hope that these actions would receive the widest possible support of Governments;
(d) Strongly recommended that the Rescue at Sea Resettlement Offers (RASRO) Scheme be implemented on a trial basis as soon as possible and that additional resettlement places be provided as a matter of urgency;
(e) Recognized the need for continued support for the DISERO (Disembarkation Resettlement Offers) Scheme and recommended that States renew their contributions to this scheme.