Draft Convention on Nuclear Terrorism
The Ad Hoc Committee established by General Assembly resolution 51/210 of 17 December 1996 met in June and July to continue its work on a draft international convention for the suppression of acts of nuclear terrorism, which represents one aspect of the efforts to develop a comprehensive legal framework of conventions dealing with international terrorism. Due to the persistent differences concerning the convention's scope, the Ad Hoc Committee was unable to conclude its work. During the Assembly's fifty-ninth session, further work was conducted within the framework of the Sixth Committee. Despite a comprehensive exchange of views on the main outstanding issues related to the convention's scope of application, no further progress was made in 2004. General Assembly resolution 59/46 of 16 December decided that the Ad Hoc Committee should continue its efforts to resolve the outstanding issues related to the draft convention on nuclear terrorism.