Proclamation of 7 December as International Civil Aviation Day, G.A. res. 51/33, 51 U.N. GAOR Supp. (No. 49) at 34, U.N. Doc. A/51/49 (Vol. I) (1996).
The General Assembly, Noting that 7 December marks the anniversary of the signing of the Convention on International Civil Aviation, done at Chicago on that date in 1944, Recalling that the preamble to the Convention states that the future development of international civil aviation can greatly help to create and preserve friendship and understanding among the nations and peoples of the world, Welcoming resolution A29-1 adopted in 1992 by the Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization declaring 7 December as International Civil Aviation Day each year starting in 1994, and instructing the Secretary-General of the organization to inform the Secretary-General of the United Nations accordingly, Noting that, at its meeting of 27 May 1996, the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization requested the Secretary-General of the organization to take steps to urge the General Assembly of the United Nations to recognize officially 7 December each year as International Civil Aviation Day, 1. Proclaims 7 December as International Civil Aviation Day; 2. Urges Governments as well as relevant national, regional, international and intergovernmental organizations to take appropriate steps to observe International Civil Aviation Day.