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Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
3454 (XXX)

9 December 1975


3454. Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

The General Assembly,

Having considered the report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees on the activities Of his Office1 and having heard his statement,2

Noting with appreciation the efforts of the High Commissioner in carrying out his duties for those of concern to his Office as well as the special humanitarian tasks which he is called upon to undertake,

Reaffirming the eminently humanitarian character of the activities of the High Commissioner for the benefit of refugees and displaced persons,

Sharing the grave concern expressed by the High Commissioner regarding the increasing need to protect the basic rights of refugees,

Commending the increasing number of Governments contributing to the High Commissioner's programmes of assistance and noting, in this connexion, the decision of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme3 that the responsibility for providing the financial and other resources required by his Office should be shared by all members of the international community,

Recognizing the need for further accessions to the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees of 1951,4 the Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees of 19675 and other relevant instruments,

1. Expresses its deep satisfaction at the efficient manner in which the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and his staff continue to accomplish their humanitarian tasks;

2. Requests the High Commissioner to continue his efforts, in co-operation with Governments, United Nations bodies and voluntary agencies, to promote permanent and speedy solutions to the problems facing his Office through voluntary repatriation and assistance in rehabilitation, integration in countries of asylum or resettlement in other countries as needed;

3. Further requests the High Commissioner to intensify his efforts on behalf of refugees in Africa, notably those returning to their countries following independence, and urges the fullest co-operation of all concerned for this purpose;

4. Urges Governments to strengthen further their support for the humanitarian activities of the High Commissioner by:

(a) Facilitating the accomplishment of his tasks in the field of international protection;

(b) Co-operating in the promotion of permanent solutions to the problems faced by his Office;

(c) Providing the necessary financial means to attain the objectives of his assistance programmes.

2433rd plenary meeting
9 December 1975

1 Official Records of the General Assembly, Thirtieth Session, Supplement No. 12 (A/10012) and Supplement No. 12A (A/10012/Add.1).

2 Ibid., Thirtieth Session, Third Committee, 2161st meeting, paras. 1-10.

3 Ibid., Thirtieth Session, Supplement No. 12A (A/10012/ Add.1), para. 129.

4 United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 189, No. 2545, p. 137.

5 Ibid., vol. 606, No. 8791, p. 267.