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17 May 1965
4/1965
Commemorative Issue

International Co-operation Year

Cyprus
XVIII General Assembly Resolution 1907: International Co-operation Year

The General Assembly,

Reaffirming its resolution 1844 (XVIII) of 19 December 1962,

Noting the report of the Preparatory Committee on the International Co-operation Year,

Conscious of the many grave international problems which remain unresolved and of the consequent need for international co-operation,

Considering it essential that Member States should endeavour to promote measures aimed at the elimination of international tension,

Convinced that increased public awareness of the extent and significance of existing everyday co-operation would lead to a better appreciation of the true nature of the world community and of the common interests of mankind,

Convinced that devoting a year to international co-operation would help to bring about increased world understanding and co-operation, and thereby facilitate the settlement of major international problems,

  1. Designates 1965, the twentieth year of the United Nations, as International Co-operation Year;
  2. Expresses appreciation to the Preparatory Committee on the International Co-operation Year for its work;
  3. Takes note of the general criteria, the suggested activities and the publicity proposals recommended by the Preparatory Committee in its report;
  4. Calls upon all Member States, the specialized agencies, the International Atomic Energy Agency and the non-governmental organizations concerned:
    1. To take note of the designation of 1965 as International Co-operation Year;
    2. To publicize to the widest extent feasible the activities of international co-operation in which they have been and are at present engaged and their efforts to strengthen and expand these activities;
    3. To formulate such plans and programmes as seem to them appropriate to promote the purposes of the International Co-operation Year;
  5. Decides to establish a Committee for the International Co-operation Year, which would be composed of not more than twelve members to be appointed by the President of the General Assembly;
  6. Requests the Committee:
    1. To draw up and co-ordinate plans for, the International Co-operation Year, taking into account the views and intentions of the Governments of Member States, the specialized agencies, the International Atomic Energy Agency and the non-governmental organizations concerned;
    2. To organize and prepare for suitable activities for the International Co-operation Year to be undertaken by the United Nations, bearing in mind the report of the Preparatory Committee;
  7. Invites Member States, the specialized agencies, the International Atomic Energy Agency and the non-governmental organizations concerned to make available to the Committee, as appropriate, information on their plans and intentions for the International Co-operation Year;
  8. Requests the Secretary-General, taking into account United Nations participation in the International Co-operation Year, to provide within existing budgetary limits all necessary facilities for promoting and carrying forward the International Co-operation Year;
  9. Requests the Committee to submit an interim report to the General Assembly at its nineteenth session.
1262nd plenary meeting,
21 November 1963.

 

 

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