Comprehensive review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations in all their aspects, G.A. res. 51/136, 51 U.N. GAOR Supp. (No. 49) at 128, U.N. Doc. A/51/49 (Vol. I) (1996).
The General Assembly, Recalling its resolution 2006 (XIX) of 18 February 1965 and all other relevant resolutions, Recalling in particular its resolution 50/30 of 6 December 1995, Taking note of the report of the Secretary-General on the work of the Organization, Welcoming the statement of 28 March 1996 by the President of the Security Council on the arrangements for improved consultation and exchange of information with troop-contributing countries, Affirming that the efforts of the United Nations in the peaceful settlement of disputes, including through its peacekeeping operations, are indispensable, Convinced of the need for the United Nations to continue to improve its capabilities in the field of peacekeeping and to enhance the effective and efficient deployment of its peacekeeping missions, Considering the contribution that all States Members of the Organization make to peacekeeping, Taking note of the widespread interest in contributing to the work of the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations expressed by many Member States, including troop-contributing countries, Bearing in mind the continuous necessity of preserving the efficiency and strengthening the effectiveness of the work of the Special Committee, 1. Welcomes the report of the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations; 2. Endorses the proposals, recommendations and conclusions of the Special Committee contained in paragraphs 29 to 85 of its report; 3. Urges Member States, the Secretariat and relevant organs of the United Nations to take all necessary steps to implement the proposals, recommendations and conclusions of the Special Committee; 4. Decides to expand the membership of the Special Committee in accordance with the provisions of its report; those Member States which are past or present personnel contributors to United Nations peacekeeping operations and those which were observers at the 1996 session of the Special Committee shall, upon request in writing to the Chairman of the Committee, become members at its 1997 session; 5. Decides also that those Member States which become personnel contributors to United Nations peacekeeping operations in years to come or participate in the future in the Special Committee for three consecutive years as observers shall, upon request in writing to the Chairman of the Committee, become members at the following session of the Committee; 6. Decides further that the Special Committee, in accordance with its mandate, shall continue its efforts for a comprehensive review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations in all their aspects, and shall review the implementation of its previous proposals and consider new proposals so as to enhance the capacity of the United Nations to fulfil its responsibilities in this field; 7. Requests the Special Committee to submit a report on its work to the General Assembly at its fifty-second session; 8. Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-second session the item entitled "Comprehensive review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations in all their aspects".