New international humanitarian order, G.A. res. 51/74, 51 U.N. GAOR Supp. (No. 49) at 206, U.N. Doc. A/51/49 (Vol. I) (1996).
The General Assembly, Recalling its resolution 49/170 of 23 December 1994 and other pertinent resolutions relating to the promotion of a new international humanitarian order and international cooperation in the humanitarian field, Taking note of the report of the Secretary-General and the previous reports containing the comments and views of Governments, the specialized agencies and non-governmental organizations, Noting that a number of Governments have not yet submitted their comments with regard to the above-mentioned resolutions, Noting with deep concern the growing scale of humanitarian emergencies involving widespread suffering, loss of life and uprootedness, Noting the corresponding increase in the burden on the international community in providing emergency relief for protracted periods while durable solutions remain evasive, to the detriment of stability and security and thereby adversely affecting economic and social development, Bearing in mind the urgent need to ensure respect for and promotion of the principles and norms relating to humanitarian emergencies, 1. Expresses its appreciation to the Secretary-General for his continuing support for the efforts to promote a new international humanitarian order; 2. Urges Governments and governmental and non-governmental organizations that have not yet done so to submit their comments and views to the Secretary-General regarding the promotion of a new international humanitarian order; 3. Requests Governments to make available to the Secretary-General, on a voluntary basis, information and expertise on humanitarian issues of special concern to them, in order to identify opportunities for future action; 4. Invites the Independent Bureau for Humanitarian Issues to continue and to strengthen further its activities in cooperation with the governmental and non-governmental bodies concerned, including local and regional capacity-building to respond to humanitarian problems and the search for more effective measures to increase international cooperation in the humanitarian field; 5. Requests the Secretary-General to remain in contact with Governments and non-governmental organizations, including the Independent Bureau for Humanitarian Issues, in order to report in a comprehensive manner on the progress made by them to the General Assembly at its fifty-third session.