TitleInternational Strategy for the Fight against Locust and Grasshopper Infestation, particularly in Africa.
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Welcomes the creation of the International Desert Locust Task Force under the technical and operational responsibility of FAO for the purpose of providing direct support to the countries affected, particularly seriously infested or relatively inaccessible regions; invites the FAO to play its role as lead agency in locust control and related research activities, in close collaboration with other competent organizations and institutions, and to ensure that the proposals and plans of the International Desert Locust Task Force are implemented and fully complement the activities of national and regional authorities and donor activities; appeals to the international community to make the necessary resources available to FAO and to co-operate with it in further developing remote-sensing techniques, training, the testing and evaluation of pesticides, the collection and dissemination of information, prevention, coordination and funding, and in establishing or strengthening national and regional early-warning systems in order to improve the ability of affected or vulnerable countries to cope with future threats; endorses the appeal made by the Secretary-General to the other executive heads of organizations of the UN system to remain vigilant and not to lose the expertise acquired in the past 2 years in controlling locust and grasshopper infestations and requests the Director-General of FAO to submit an up-to-date report on the implementation of the international strategy for the fight against locust and grasshopper infestation, particularly in Africa.
Adopted at the 35th plenary meeting, 26 July 1989. In: Resolutions and decisions adopted by the Economic and Social Council at its 2nd regular session of 1989, Geneva, 5-28 July 1989. - E/1989/INF/10. - 29 Aug. 1989. - p. 33-35. - Issued in ESCOR, 1989, Suppl. no. 1A.