International assistance for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Nicaragua: aftermath of the war and natural disasters, G.A. res. 51/8, 51 U.N. GAOR Supp. (No. 49) at 6, U.N. Doc. A/51/49 (Vol. I) (1996).


  The General Assembly,
      Recalling its resolutions 45/15 of 20 November 1990, 46/109 A and B of
17 December 1991, 47/118 of 18 December 1992, 48/161 of 20 December 1993,
49/137 of 19 December 1994 and 50/132 of 20 December 1995 concerning the
situation in Central America,
      Recalling also its resolutions 47/169 of 22 December 1992, 48/8 of 22
October 1993, 49/16 of 17 November 1994 and 50/85 of 15 December 1995
concerning the item entitled "International assistance for the rehabilitation
and reconstruction of Nicaragua:  aftermath of the war and natural disasters",
in which it requested the international community to continue providing
support to Nicaragua, taking into account the exceptional circumstances faced
by that country, and requested the Secretary-General, in coordination with the
Nicaraguan authorities, to provide the assistance necessary in the process of
consolidation of peace,
      Deeply concerned at the fact that the recent natural disasters that have
occurred in Nicaragua, the burden of the foreign debt, despite its reduction
and renegotiation achieved with the collaboration of the international
community, and the harmful effects on its economy of the prolonged periods of
rain and floods that have afflicted the Central American region impede the
efforts being made by Nicaragua to overcome the consequences of war within the
framework of a democracy and under the macroeconomic conditions already
      Deeply concerned also at the serious effects of hurricane Cesar, which
created an emergency in the affected areas, as well as the urgent requirement
for humanitarian assistance and the need to restore the normal conditions of
the population, recognized in its resolution 50/244 of 29 August 1996,
      Taking into account the central role of all parties in Nicaragua, in
particular the Government and the Nicaraguan people, in seeking lasting
solutions to consolidate the achievements of their transition,
      Expressing its appreciation for the work of the Support Group for
Nicaragua, which, under the coordination of the Secretary-General, continues
to play an active role in supporting that country's efforts towards economic
recovery and social development,
      Recognizing the efforts of the international community and the
Government of Nicaragua to provide relief to the persons affected by the
aftermath of the war and recent natural disasters,
      Recognizing also the intensive efforts by the Government of Nicaragua to
promote a sustained economic recovery and the considerable progress made in
securing a broad social consensus by means of a process of national dialogue
for the adoption of measures to lay the foundations for reconstruction and
economic and social development through a comprehensive transition process
that will be further consolidated with the holding of free and democratic
elections in October 1996,
      Taking into account the commitments adopted by the Central American
Presidents at the Central American Environment Summit for Sustainable
Development, through the Alliance for the Sustainable Development of Central
America, and, in this context, the special attention required by Nicaragua
because of its exceptional situation in order that those important commitments
may begin to be implemented,
      Taking note with satisfaction of the report of the Secretary-General on
the measures adopted pursuant to resolution 50/85,
      1.    Commends the efforts made by the international community,
including the organs and organizations of the United Nations system, to
supplement the action undertaken by the Government of Nicaragua and by other
parties concerned in the task of rehabilitation and national reconstruction as
well as in providing emergency assistance;
      2.    Requests the Secretary-General, within existing resources, to
support the efforts of the Government of Nicaragua in the affected areas, and
invites Member States, organizations, specialized agencies and programmes of
the United Nations to continue to provide assistance and to respond generously
to the appeal issued by Nicaragua;
      3.    Expresses its gratitude to the Secretary-General for his report on
the measures adopted pursuant to resolution 50/85;
      4.    Encourages the Government of Nicaragua to continue its efforts to
bring about reconstruction and national reconciliation, in particular those
related to poverty alleviation, economic and social development and the
solution of property problems, with a view to the consolidation of a stable
      5.    Requests all Member States, the international funding agencies and
regional, intraregional and non-governmental organizations to continue to
provide, in a broad and flexible form, support to Nicaragua at the required
levels, giving particular attention to that country's exceptional
circumstances so as to stimulate a greater effort in the process of
reconstruction, social investment, stabilization and development;
      6.    Expresses its gratitude to Member States, the international
agencies, regional and intraregional organizations and, in particular, the
Secretary-General, for their support for the explicit request of the
Government of Nicaragua in connection with the technical cooperation and
assistance needed in support of the general elections in Nicaragua in 1996;
      7.    Requests the Secretary-General, in cooperation with the relevant
organs and organizations of the United Nations system and in close cooperation
with the Nicaraguan authorities, to continue to provide, within existing
resources, all necessary assistance to activities for the reconstruction,
stabilization and development of Nicaragua and to continue to ensure the
timely, comprehensive, flexible and effective formulation and coordination of
programmes of the United Nations system in Nicaragua, given the importance of
those activities for the consolidation of peace, democracy and sustainable
      8.    Also requests the Secretary-General to continue to provide
Nicaragua, at the request of its Government, within existing resources, with
all possible assistance to support the consolidation of peace, democracy and
sustainable development in such areas as caring for displaced persons, land
ownership and land tenure in rural areas, appropriate care for war-disabled
persons, mine clearance and the overcoming of difficulties in the restoration
of the productive areas of the country, and, in general, a process of
sustained economic and social recovery and development so that the peace and
democracy already achieved become irreversible;
      9.    Further requests the Secretary-General to submit to the General
Assembly at its fifty-third session a report on the action taken to implement
the present resolution;
      10.   Decides to consider this issue on a biennial basis, under the item
entitled "Special economic assistance to individual countries or regions".



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