United Nations

A/50/643


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

30 November 1995

ORIGINAL:
ARABIC


Fiftieth session
Agenda item 146


MEASURES TO ELIMINATE INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM

Report of the Sixth Committee

Rapporteur:  Mr. Walid OBEIDAT (Jordan)


I.  INTRODUCTION

1.   The item entitled "Measures  to eliminate  international terrorism" was
included in the provisional  agenda of the fiftieth  session of the  General
Assembly in accordance  with paragraph 6 of  Assembly resolution 49/60 of  9
December 1994.

2.  At its 3rd plenary  meeting, on 22 September 1995, the General Assembly,
on the recommendation of the General Committee,  decided to include the item
in its agenda and to allocate it to the Sixth Committee.

3.   In connection  with the  item, the Sixth  Committee had  before it  the
report of the  Secretary-General (A/50/372 and Add.1), which was  introduced
by the Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs,  the Legal Counsel, at the
6th meeting, on 2 October 1995.

4.  The following communications were also circulated under the item:

  (a)   Letters dated 23  January, 10 April,  24 July and     21 August 1995
from the Permanent Representative of Israel  to the United Nations addressed
to   the        Secretary-General  (A/50/67-S/1995/64,  A/50/133-S/1995/282,
A/50/305-S/1995/608 and A/50/359-S/1995/718);

  (b)    Letters  dated  30 March  and  26  July  1995  from  the  Permanent
Representatives of France, the United Kingdom  of Great Britain and Northern
Ireland and the United  States of America to the United Nations addressed to
the  Secretary-General  transmitting  the  text  of  tripartite declarations
concerning

95-38041 (E)  071295/...
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 the  implementation of Security  Council resolutions 731 (1992), 748 (1992)
and  883  (1993)  by  the Libyan  Arab  Jamahiriya  (A/50/128-S/1995/247 and
A/50/315S/1995/622);

  (c)   Letters dated  12 April  and 20  September 1995  from the  Permanent
Representative  of  the Islamic  Republic  of  Iran  to  the United  Nations
addressed  to   the  Secretary-General  (A/50/135-S/1995/293  and  A/50/457-
S/1995/811);

  (d)  Letter dated 28 April 1995 from  the Permanent Observer of  Palestine
to  the United  Nations addressed  to  the Secretary-General      (A/50/168-
S/1995/341);

  (e)  Letter dated  8 June 1995 from  the Permanent Representative of India
to the United  Nations addressed  to the Secretary-General transmitting  the
Delhi Declaration,  issued at the  eighth meeting of  the Heads  of State or
Government of  the  member countries  of  the  South Asian  Association  for
Regional  Cooperation,  held  at Delhi  from  2  to  4  May  1995 (A/50/215-
S/1995/475);

  (f)   Letter  dated  19 June  1995 from  the  Permanent Representative  of
Canada   to  the   United  Nations   addressed  to   the   Secretary-General
transmitting the  final  documents of  the  summit  meeting of  seven  major
industrialized  countries held at Halifax,  Canada, from 15 to  17 June 1995
(A/50/254-S/1995/501);

  (g)  Letter dated  8 September 1995  from the Permanent Representative  of
Ecuador  to   the  United   Nations  addressed   to  the   Secretary-General
transmitting the Final Declaration  of the Ninth Meeting  of Heads of  State
and Government of the  Rio Group, held at  Quito on 4 and  5 September  1995
(A/50/425-S/1995/787);

  (h)   Letter dated 19  October 1995  from the Permanent  Representative of
Argentina  to  the   United  Nations  addressed  to  the   Secretary-General
transmitting the Bariloche  Declaration, issued at the Fifth  Ibero-American
Conference  of  Heads  of State  and  Government,  held  at  San  Carlos  de
Bariloche, Argentina, on 16 and 17 October 1995 (A/50/673);

  (i)   Letter dated 13 November  1995 from the  Permanent Representative of
Azerbaijan  to  the  United  Nations  addressed  to  the   Secretary-General
(A/C.6/50/4);

  (j)  Letter  dated 14 November  1995 from the Permanent  Representative of
New  Zealand to  the  United  Nations  addressed  to  the  Secretary-General
transmitting  the  communique  of  the  Commonwealth  Heads  of   Government
Meeting, held  at  Auckland,  New Zealand,  from  10  to  13  November  1995
(A/50/758).

5.  The Committee  considered the item at its 6th to 10th and 46th meetings,
on 2, 3, 6  and 9 October and on 29  November 1995.  The summary records  of
those  meetings  (A/C.6/50/SR.6-10   and  46)  contain   the  views  of  the
representatives who spoke during the consideration of the item.






  II.  CONSIDERATION OF DRAFT RESOLUTION A/C.6/50/L.12

6.   At the  46th meeting,  on 29 November,  the Chairman  of the  Committee
introduced  a  draft  resolution  proposed  by  him  entitled  "Measures  to
eliminate international terrorism" (A/C.6/50/L.12).

7.     At  the  same  meeting,   the  Committee   adopted  draft  resolution
A/C.6/50/L.12 by consensus (see para. 9).

8.   Statements were made  by the representatives of  Azerbaijan, the Syrian
Arab Republic,  Turkey, Pakistan, the Libyan  Arab Jamahiriya  and Cuba (see
A/C.6/50/SR.46).


III.  RECOMMENDATION OF THE SIXTH COMMITTEE

9.  The Sixth  Committee recommends to the  General Assembly the adoption of
the following draft resolution:


Measures to eliminate international terrorism

  The General Assembly,

  Recalling  its resolution 49/60  of 9  December 1994, by  which it adopted
the Declaration on Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism,

  Recalling also that  in the statement  issued on  31 January  1992 by  the
President of  the Security  Council on  the occasion  of the meeting  of the
Security Council at the level of Heads of  State and Government,    S/23500.
the  members of  the  Council  expressed  their deep  concern  over acts  of
international  terrorism  and emphasized  the  need  for  the  international
community to deal effectively with all such acts,

  Recalling  further  the  Declaration  on  the  Occasion  of  the  Fiftieth
Anniversary of the United Nations,   Resolution 50/6.



  Deeply disturbed  by the persistence of  terrorist acts,  which have taken
place worldwide,

  Stressing  the  need  further  to  strengthen  international   cooperation
between  States  and  between   international  organizations  and  agencies,
regional organizations and arrangements and the  United Nations in order  to
prevent,   combat   and   eliminate  terrorism   in   all   its  forms   and
manifestations,

   Having examined the report of the Secretary-General of  24 August 1995,  
A/50/372 and Add.1.

  1.   Strongly  condemns all  acts, methods  and practices of  terrorism as
criminal and unjustifiable;

  2.   Reiterates that criminal  acts intended  or calculated  to provoke  a
state of  terror in  the general  public, a  group of persons  or particular
persons  for  political purposes  are  in  any  circumstance  unjustifiable,
whatever  the considerations  of  a  political, philosophical,  ideological,
racial,  ethnic,  religious or  any  other  nature  that may  be  invoked to
justify them;     Paragraph 3 of  the Declaration on  Measures to  Eliminate
International Terrorism, contained in the annex to resolution 49/60.

  3.   Reaffirms  the Declaration  on  Measures to  Eliminate  International
Terrorism annexed to resolution 49/60;

  4.   Urges all  States to promote  and implement effectively  and in  good
faith the provisions of the Declaration in all its aspects;

  5.  Also  urges all States to strengthen  cooperation with one another  to
ensure  that those  who participate  in  terrorist activities,  whatever the
nature of their participation, find no safe haven anywhere;

  6.   Calls upon all States to  take the necessary steps to implement their
obligations under existing  international conventions, to observe fully  the
principles  of  international   law  and  to   contribute  to   the  further
development of international law on this matter;

  7.  Recalls  the role of the  Security Council in combating  international
terrorism whenever it poses a threat to international peace and security;

  8.      Requests  the   Secretary-General  to   follow   up  closely   the
implementation of  the Declaration  and to  submit an  annual report  on the
implementation of paragraph 10 of the  Declaration, taking into account  the
modalities set  out in  the report of  the Secretary-General  and the  views
expressed  by  States  in the  debate  of  the Sixth  Committee  during  the
fiftieth session of the General Assembly;

  9.    Decides to  include in  the  provisional  agenda of  its fifty-first
session the item entitled "Measures to eliminate international terrorism".


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