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Urges all countries and organizations of the UN system: (a) to cooperate and interact with a view to reducing existing disparities in information flows at all levels by increasing assistance for the development of communication infrastructures and capabilities in developing countries; (b) to ensure for journalists the free and effective performance of their professional tasks and condemn resolutely all attacks against them; (c) to provide support for the continuation and strengthening of practical training programmes for broadcasters and journalists from public, private and other media in developing countries; (d) to enhance regional efforts and cooperation among developing countries, as well as cooperation between developed and developing countries, to strengthen communication capacities and to improve the media infrastructure and communication technology in the developing countries; (e) to aim at providing all possible support and assistance to the developing countries and their media, public, private or other, with due regard to their interest and needs in the field of information and to action already adopted within UN; (f) to provide full support for the International Programme for the Development of Communication of Unesco.
Adopted at the 83rd plenary meeting, 13 Dec. 1996. In: Resolutions adopted by the General Assembly [on the report of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (4th Committee) (A/51/594) and A/51/L.61]. - A/RES/51/138. - 10 Feb. 1997. - p. 1-3.