TitleParticipation of volunteers, "White Helmets", in activities of the United Nations in the field of humanitarian relief, rehabilitation and technical cooperation for development.
Takes note of the report of the Secretary-General in particular the statement that the "White Helmets" initiative represents an innovative opportunity for the effective, efficient and economic provision of assistance to the intended beneficiaries of the operations of the UN system in the field of humanitarian relief, rehabilitation and technical cooperation for development, and that it presents a new opportunity for creative and resourceful programme design, formulation and implementation in such areas; invites Government able to do so to set up and make available their existing national volunteer teams and individuals; encourages the Department of Humanitarian Affairs of the Secretariat, as part of its functions of coordination of humanitarian assistance, and the relevant bodies of UN, in accordance with their respective mandates, to continue to make use of the "White Helmets" and other volunteers in appropriate UN relief, humanitarian and development operations.
Adopted at the 56th plenary meeting, 27 July 1995. In: Resolutions and decisions of the Economic and Social Council: organizational session for 1995, New York, 1 and 7-10 February 1995; resumed organizational session for 1995, New York, 4 and 5 May, 1 and 6 June 1995; substantive session of 1995, Geneva, 26 June-28 July 1995; resumed substantive session of 1995, New York, 25 October, 2 November and 12 December 1995 - E/1995/95 - p. 47-48 - (ESCOR, 1995, Suppl. no. 1).