Commission on the Problem of Refugees in Africa

CM/Res. 36 (III)


The Council of Minister meeting in its Third Ordinary Session in Cairo, U.A.R., from 13 to 17 July 1964,

Having considered the reports submitted by the Commission on the problem of refugees in Africa, established by resolution CM/Res. 19 (II) of the Second Ordinary Session of the Council,

Noting the invitations extended to the Commission by the Governments of Uganda, the United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar, and Burundi to visit their countries on a fact-finding mission,

  1. TAKES NOTE of the report of the Commission;

  1. REQUESTS the Commission to continue its work, taking into consideration the views expressed in the Council of Ministers at its Third Ordinary Session,

  1. WELCOMES all invitation extended to the Commission by those countries from where refugees have departed or where refugees have been granted asylum with a view to discussing the problem of refugees;

  1. RECOMMENDS that the African Group at the United Nations, with the help of the Asian and other interested groups, submit during the 19 th Session of the General Assembly a resolution requesting an increase in the assistance given to African refugees by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees;

  1. RECOMMENDS that countries which have refugee problems start forthwith or continue discussions, particularly on bilateral basis when appropriate, so as to find a solution to these problems;

  1. INVITES the Commission to draw up a Draft Convention covering all aspects of the problem of refugees in Africa;

  1. REQUESTS the Administrative Secretary-General to circulate the Draft Convention to Member States of the OAU for their comments and observations;

  1. DECIDES FURTHER that the final text of the Draft Convention be submitted to the Council of Ministers at its Fourth Ordinary Session for its consideration.

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