Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
XXVIII. RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED ON THE REPORTS OF THE THIRD COMMITTEE
3143. Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
The General Assembly,
Noting with appreciation the manner in which the High Commissioner has, in accordance with the relevant resolutions of the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council and the directives of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme, carried out essential humanitarian actions,
Bearing in mind the importance of the increasingly useful co-operation between the High Commissioner and other members of the United Nations system, resulting in better co-ordination of action and greater efficiency in fields of common interest,
Recognizing the importance of voluntary repatriation as a permanent solution to the refugee problem and the useful role played by the High Commissioner in co-operation with other members of the United Nations system and non-governmental agencies in assisting them,
Noting with satisfaction the increasing number of Governments contributing to the High Commissioner's Programme and the generous attitude adopted by Governments in supporting various activities of the High Commissioner,
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 task, and appeals to him to consider favourably his re-election in view of the unflagging dedication which he has manifested since he assumed the responsibilities of his present post;
2. Requests the High Commissioner to continue his assistance and protection activities in favour of refugees within his mandate as well as for those to whom he extends his good offices or is called upon to assist in accordance with relevant resolutions of the General Assembly;
3. 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 through voluntary repatriation, assistance in rehabilitation where necessary, integration in countries of asylum or resettlement in other countries;
4. Urges Governments to continue to lend their support to the High Commissioner's humanitarian action by:
(a) Facilitating the accomplishment of his task in the field of international protection;
(b) Co-operating in the promotion of permanent solutions to refugee problems;
(c) Providing the necessary means to attain the financial targets established with the approval of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme.
2201st plenary meeting,
14 December 1973
1 Official Records of the General Assembly, Twenty-eighth Session, Supplement No. 12 (A/9012 and Corr.1), Supplement No. 12A (A/9012/Add.1) and Supplement No. 12B (A/9012/ Add.2).
2 Ibid., Twenty-eighth Session, Third Committee, 2038th meeting, paras. 1-8.
3 United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 189, No. 2545, p. 137.
4 Ibid., vol. 606, No. 8791, p. 267.