TitleOffice of the United Nations Disaster Relief Co-ordinator : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly.
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Calls to all Governments and competent organs and organizations to co-operate with the Office of the Co-ordinator in order to improve, in particular, the flow of information to Governments and organizations concerned, so that a more complete picture of relief activities, assistance received and further requirements may be provided to all concerned; calls upon those contributing assistance in kind to provide, when appropriate, special grants to cover the costs of transport and distribution of the assistance to and within the affected country; requests the Secretary-General and the UN Disaster Relief Co-ordinator to intensify their efforts to mobilize additional voluntary resources to meet the needs arising from disaster and emergency situations; appeals to Governments to make urgent voluntary contributions, directly or channeled through the Trust Fund of the Office of the UN Disaster Relief Co-ordinator, to enable the Office to cover contingency expenses in connection with disaster relief operations; recommends that, as the Co-ordinator phases out his responsibility for disaster relief co-ordination in a given country, he should contribute to ensuring the necessary transition to the rehabilitation and reconstruction phase by passing on relevant data to competent organs and agencies of the UN System; calls upon the international community to respond positively and expeditiously to the appeal of the Secretary-General for contributions to the Trust Fund to meet the needs arising from natural disasters and other disaster situations.
Adopted at the 100th plenary meeting, 8 Dec. 1986. In: Resolutions and decisions adopted by the General Assembly during its 41st session, 16 September-19 December 1986. - A/41/53. - 1987. - p. 152-153. - (GAOR, 41st sess., Suppl. no. 53).