TitleHumanitarian assistance to victims of natural disasters and similar emergency situations : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly.
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Reaffirms the importance of humanitarian assistance for the victims of natural disasters and similar emergency situations; reaffirms the sovereignty of affected States and their primary role in the initiation, organization, co-ordination and implementation of humanitarian assistance within their respective territories; appeals to all States to give their support to these organizations working to provide humanitarian assistance, where needed, to the victims of natural disasters and similar emergency situations; calls upon all the intergovernmental, governmental and non-governmental organizations dealing with humanitarian assistance to co-operate as closely as possible with the Office of the UN Disaster Relief Co-ordinator or any other ad hoc mechanism set up by the Secretary-General in the co-ordination of aid.
Adopted at the 75th plenary meeting, 8 Dec. 1988. In: Resolutions and decisions adopted by the General Assembly during its 43rd session, Volume 1, 20 September-22 December 1988. - A/43/49. - 1989. - p. 207. - (GAOR, 43rd sess., Suppl. no. 49).