TitleInternational Strategy for the Fight against Locust and Grasshopper Infestation, particularly in Africa : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly.
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Invites all countries recently threatened by the invasion of desert locusts to develop their own national means of protection and to contribute to the implementation of regional infestation control programmes; calls upon the donor countries and organizations to assist the affected countries to strengthen their control capacities and to continue this assistance as long as the infestation lasts; calls upon the international community to support fully the locust and grasshopper control activities particularly in Africa, specifically in the areas of data collection and dissemination of information, prevention, co-ordination and funding, the establishment of national and regional early warning systems, and the strengthening of existing national systems for the protection of plant life; invites the international community to help the affected countries to improve the present methods of monitoring and control and to contribute to the funding for the establishment of programmes agreed on by the affected countries for the training of specialized personnel in the modern techniques of locust and grasshopper control; calls upon the international scientific community to develop co-ordinated research programmes to identify new and more effective methods of control; requests the Director-General of FAO to undertake an assessment of the pesticides and techniques currently used in the fight against locust and grasshopper infestation and to test the efficacy of those pesticides and techniques.
Adopted at the 83rd plenary meeting, 20 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. 154-155. - (GAOR, 43rd sess., Suppl. no. 49).