At its 36th meeting, on 3 April 1997, the Commission on Human Rights, reaffirming its resolution 1996/16 of 11 April 1996 and taking note of the report of the Secretary-General on the status of the International Covenants on Human Rights (E/CN.4/1997/72), decided, without a vote:
(a) To request an updated version of the report for consideration at its fifty-fourth session;
(b) To request the Secretary-General to transmit the text of the draft optional protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, contained in document E/CN.4/1997/105, to Governments and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations for their comments for submission to the Commission on Human Rights at its fifty-fourth session;
(c) To continue at its fifty-fourth session its consideration of the agenda item entitled "Status of the International Covenants on Human Rights".
[See chap. XIV.]