1. Notes that the currently applied procedures and mechanism for the application of international assistance, and in particular emergency assistance, need improvement to increase effectiveness and efficiency;
2. Decides to examine ways and means of enhancing the system for the allocation of international assistance within the framework of the "Revision of the Operational Guidelines", with a view to assure direct links between International Assistance and the Committee's Strategic Objectives of "Credibility, Conservation, Capacity building and Communication".
 See related decisions 26 COM 18 and 26 COM 26.