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Strongly appeals to Somalia's national leaders to do their utmost to bring about national reconciliation and to restore and promote peace and stability throughout the country; requests the Secretary-General to assist in the formulation of medium- and long-term programmes for the rehabilitation and development of Somalia; requests the Secretary-General to dispatch, without delay, an inter-agency assessment mission to determine the emergency and medium-term needs of the affected population and to make recommendations on the financial and material resources required for the restoration of basic social services and physical infrastructure, including power, water, shelter, transport and communications; appeals to Member States and to international governmental and non-governmental organizations to extend generous assistance, in particular food, medicines and shelter, to the affected population through the appropriate humanitarian channels; urges the appropriate specialized agencies and organizations of the UN system to resume their assistance programmes in Somalia in their respective fields of competence; calls upon the Secretary-General to mobilize, on an urgent basis, international humanitarian assistance to provide for the immediate needs both of the internally displaced population and of those refugees who still remain in the country.
Adopted at the 10th plenary meeting, 29 May 1991. In: Resolutions and decisions of the Economic and Social Council, organizational session for 1991, New York, 30 January and 5 and 7 February 1991; resumed organizational session for 1991, New York, 25 March 1991; first regular session of 1991, New York, 13-31 May 1991; resumed first regular session of 1991, New York, 17-21 June 1991 - E/1991/91 - p. 8-9 - (ESCOR, 1991, Suppl. no. 1).