TitleInternational Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
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Invites States parties to the Covenant to follow the recommendations made by the Committee to address the problems of non-submission and extended delays in the submission of periodic reports, in particular the need to submit and present the reports in a timely manner and to complete the entire cycle of initial reports before submitting second reports, and requests the Secretary-General to send appropriate reminders to those States parties whose reports are overdue; endorses the recommendation of the Committee that States parties be requested to submit a single report within 2 years of the entry into force of the Covenant for the State party concerned and thereafter at 5-year intervals, and requests the Secretary-General to inform States parties to the Covenant of this decision; authorizes the Committee to establish, within available resources, a pre-sessional working group to meet for a period of up to one week prior to each session; requests the Secretary-General to continue his efforts under the programme of advisory services on human rights to assist States parties in discharging their reporting obligations under the Covenant, including the holding of training courses on the preparation of reports on the implementation of the Covenant, and requests the Secretary-General to advise States parties of the availability of such assistance.
Adopted at the 12th plenary meeting, 24 May 1988. In: Resolutions and decisions adopted by the Economic and Social Council at its 1st regular session of 1988, 3-27 May 1988. - E/1988/INF/5. - 27 June 1988. - p. 12-15. - Issued in ESCOR, 1988, Suppl. no. 1.