Resolution on New and Restored Democracies

APPF11 RES 12

11th Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum
13-15 January 2003

Resolution on New and Restored Democracies

APPF11/RES/12

(submitted by Mongolia)

Considering the holding of the Fifth International Conference of New or Restored Democracies from 18 to 20 June 2003 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia,

Taking into account the convening of a special meeting for parliamentary members during the Fifth Conference,

Also taking into account the UN General Assembly resolution 56/266 of 27 March 2002, in which it invited the Secretary-General, Member States, the relevant specialized agencies and organizations of the United Nations, as well as other intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, to support and collaborate in the holding of the Fifth International Conference of New or Restored Democracies,

Welcoming the important role that the United Nations is playing in providing timely, appropriate and coherent support to the conference process through which UN Member States share their experiences in democratic transformation of their societies,

Recognising the vital role of parliaments and parliamentarians as the legitimate representatives of the people and as the link between citizens' needs, including those related to peace, development and participation, and related government policy, at national and international level,

RESOLVES TO:

1. Takes note of the active preparatory process that the Government of Mongolia and the United Nations are taking for the Fifth International Conference of New or Restored Democracies;

2. Emphasizes the role of parliamentarians and civil society leaders worldwide in strengthening democracy and promoting peace, development and human rights;

3. Appeals to the Member States of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum, as well as other States and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, to support and collaborate in the holding of the Fifth International Conference of New or Restored Democracies;

4. Also appeals the Member States of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum, as well as other States and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations to actively participate in the Fifth International Conference of New or Restored Democracies.



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