TitleStrengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations
Urges the international community and the relevant organizations of the UN system to strengthen humanitarian and other assistance to civilians under foreign occupation; strongly condemns any act, or failure to act, contrary to international law, which obstructs or prevents humanitarian personnel and UN personnel from discharging their humanitarian functions; stresses the need for increased national and regional capacity-building in early warning and monitoring of natural hazards, natural disaster preparedness, mitigation and response; urges States to implement outcomes and commitments of UN conferences on the human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) pandemic as well as other major infectious diseases, including malaria and tuberculosis, with particular focus on the time-bound targets related to those diseases in complex emergencies and natural disaster-affected countries and regions; stresses the need to consider the issue of the transition from relief to development in an integrated manner at a substantive session of the Economic and Social Council in the near future, in view of the importance of getting humanitarian and development organizations; requests the Secretary-General to reflect the progress made in the implementation of and follow-up to the present resolution in his next report to the Council and the General Assembly on the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the UN.
In: Resolutions and decisions of the Economic and Social Council, organizational session for 2003, New York, 15, 28, 30 and 31 Jan. 2003; resumed organizational session for 2003, New York, 5 and 25 March, 29 April, 1 and 27 May and 24 June 2002; substantive session of 2003, Geneva, 30 June-25 July 2003; resumed substantive session of 2003, New York, 22 Aug., 31 Oct. and 19 Dec. 2003 - E/2003/99 - p. 26-30 - (ESCOR, 2003, Suppl. no. 1).