TitlePrevention and control of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly.
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Requests the Secretary-General, in view of the potentially serious implications of the AIDS pandemic for socio-economic development in some developing countries, to mobilize the technical and other relevant resources of the UN system, at all levels, through co-ordinated research and programmes, to deal with this aspect of the problem; requests the Secretary-General to invite the Director-General of WHO to develop and advance the global strategy for the prevention and control of AIDS, and specifically: (a) to promote the contribution of non-governmental organizations to the global strategy through support of national efforts; (b) to collaborate, as appropriate, with the UN Office at Vienna, UNICEF and other UN bodies, as well as Governments and non-governmental organizations in their efforts to develop: (i) Policies, programmes and research proposals to address the impact of AIDS, including issues affecting women, and to promote the vital role of women in preventing and controlling the pandemic; (ii) policies and programmes to alleviate the impact of AIDS, in all its aspects, on children; (iii) policies and programmes to combat the illicit traffic in and abuse of drugs, with a view to contributing to a reduction in the spread of HIV infection; (c) to promote access of all peoples to appropriate preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic technologies and pharmaceuticals, and to help make these available at an affordable cost; (d) to promote the active participation of public and private sector enterprises, including through financial contributions, in HIV/AIDS prevention and control efforts at the local, national and international levels.
Adopted at the 85th plenary meeting, 22 Dec. 1989. In: Resolutions and decisions adopted by the General Assembly during its 44th session, Volume 1, 19 September-29 December 1989. - A/44/49. - 1990. - p. 158-160. - (GAOR, 44th sess., Suppl. no. 49).