A/RES/73/138 United Nations General Assembly Distr.: General 9 January 2019 Seventy-third session Agenda item 75 (a) Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 14 December 2018 [without reference to a Main Committee (A/73/L.53 and A/73/L.53/Add.1)] 73/138. White Helmets Commission: participation of volunteers in the activities of the United Nations in the field of humanitarian relief, rehabilitation and technical cooperation for development The General Assembly, Reaffirming its resolutions 50/19 of 28 November 1995, 52/171 of 16 December 1997, 54/98 of 8 December 1999, 56/102 of 14 December 2001, 58/118 of 17 December 2003, 61/220 of 20 December 2006, 64/75 of 7 December 2009, 67/84 of 13 December 2012, 69/134 of 12 December 2014 and 70/105 of 10 December 2015, Reaffirming also its resolution 46/182 of 19 December 1991 and the guiding principles contained in the annex thereto, and reaffirming further other relevant resolutions of the General Assembly and relevant resolutions and agreed conclusions of the Economic and Social Council, Emphasizing the principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence in the provision of humanitarian assistance, and reaffirming the need for all actors engaged in the provision of humanitarian assistance in situations of complex emergencies and natural disasters to promote and fully respect these principles, Emphasizing also the need for close collaboration between relief and development activities in the context of humanitarian emergencies, taking into account the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, 1 Recognizing that the international community, in addressing the growing magnitude and complexity of disasters and chronic challenges, such as hunger, malnutrition and poverty, must rely on the formulation of a well -coordinated global response within the framework of the United Nations and on the promotion of a smooth transition from relief to rehabilitation, reconstruction and development, __________________ 1 18-22066 (E) Resolution 70/1. 110119 *1822066*

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