Report of the Governing Council of the UN Environment Programme, G.A. res. 50/110, U.N. Doc. A/RES/50/110 (1995)
The General Assembly, Recalling its resolution 2997 (XXVII) of 15 December 1972, in which it decided to establish the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme, Recalling also its resolution 47/191 of 22 December 1992, in which it endorsed the recommendations on international institutional arrangements to follow up the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, as contained in chapter 38 of Agenda 21, in which, inter alia, the need for a strengthened role for the United Nations Environment Programme and its Governing Council was stressed and priority areas on which the Programme should concentrate were elaborated, Having considered the report of the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme on its eighteenth session, the report of the Secretary- General on the strengthening of the Programme, the note by the Secretary-General on the activities of the Programme in environmental monitoring, and the note by the Secretary-General on international conventions and protocols in the field of the environment, 1. Endorses the report of the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme on its eighteenth session and the decisions contained therein; 2. Recognizes, in particular, Governing Council decisions 18/1 on the role and priorities of the United Nations Environment Programme, 18/5 on the in-depth evaluation of the programme on environment and 18/7 on environment and sustainable development, all of 26 May 1995, and decision 18/10 of 25 May 1995 on good environmental housekeeping within the United Nations system; 3. Requests the Governing Council to prepare a report on the role and activities of the United Nations Environment Programme in the implementation of Agenda 21, in accordance with its mandate, and to submit that report to the General Assembly at its special session on the overall review and appraisal of the implementation of Agenda 21; 4. Notes the importance of sufficient and timely contributions to the Environment Fund, and calls upon Governments to make contributions in a timely fashion in order to allow for the full and effective implementation of the work programmes; 5. Welcomes the efforts of the United Nations Environment Programme to promote maximum and cost-effective utilization of the conference facilities at its headquarters at Nairobi, and calls upon Governments and relevant intergovernmental bodies to support such efforts to ensure optimum utilization of the capacity of all United Nations conference facilities; 6. Requests the Secretary-General to inform the General Assembly at its fifty-second session on the implementation of the present resolution.