TitleStrengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations.
Requests the Secretary-General to submit to the Council, at its substantive session of 1997, a comprehensive analytical report for a review and strengthening of all aspects of the capacity of the UN system for humanitarian assistance; urges all relevant organizations of the UN system to actively participate in the follow-up process established for Council resolution 1995/56; encourages Governments to ensure coherence in the direction given to the governing bodies of relevant agencies, organizations, funds and programmes of the UN system with the aim of improving the coordination and effectiveness of humanitarian assistance in the UN system; calls upon the Department of Humanitarian Affairs, in this context, to continue to convene regular, informal and open-ended information meetings with Member States, observer States and relevant intergovernmental and other organizations on the review of the above-mentioned issues so as to ensure that they are coherently addressed and appropriately reflected in the report of the Secretary-General.
Adopted at the 50th plenary meeting, 25 July 1996. In: Resolutions and decisions of the Economic and Social Council, organizational session for 1996, New York, 25 Jan. and 6-9 Feb. 1996; resumed organizational session for 1996, New York, 2 Apr. and 2-3 May 1996; substantive session of 1996, New York, 24 June-26 July 1996; resumed substantive session of 1996, New York, 10 Oct. and 13-14 and 20 Nov. 1996 - E/1996/96 - p. 62 - (ESCOR, 1996, Suppl. no. 1).