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A/RES/38/130


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

19 December 1983

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                                                   A/RES/38/130
                                                   19 December 1983
                                                   Meeting no. 101
 
         Measures to prevent international terrorism which endangers
         or takes innocent human lives or jeopardizes fundamental
         freedoms and study of the underlying causes of those forms
         of terrorism and acts of violence which lie in misery,
         frustration, grievance and despair and which cause some
         people to sacrifice human lives, including their own, in an
         attempt to effect radical changes
 
     The General Assembly,
 
     Recalling its resolutions 3034 (XXVII) of 18 December 1972, 31/102 of
15 December 1976, 32/147 of 16 December 1977, 34/145 of 17 December 1979 and
36/109 of 10 December 1981,
 
     Recalling also the Declaration on Principles of International Law
concerning Friendly Relations and Co-operation among States in accordance with
the Charter of the United Nations, the Declaration on the Strengthening of
International Security, the Definition of Aggression and the Protocols
Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 1949,
 
     Deeply concerned about continuing acts of international terrorism which
take a toll of innocent human lives,
 
     Convinced of the importance of international co-operation for dealing
with acts of international terrorism,
 
     Reaffirming the principle of self-determination of peoples as enshrined
in the Charter of the United Nations,
 
     Reaffirming the inalienable right to self-determination and independence
of all peoples under colonial and racist regimes and other forms of alien
domination, and upholding the legitimacy of their struggle, in particular the
struggle of national liberation movements, in accordance with the purposes and
principles of the Charter and of the Declaration on Principles of
International Law concerning Friendly Relations and Co-operation among States
in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations,
 
     Taking note of the report of the Secretary-General,
 
     1.   Deeply deplores the loss of innocent human lives and the pernicious
impact of acts of international terrorism on friendly relations among States
as well as on international co-operation, including co-operation for
development;
 
     2.   Urges all States, unilaterally and in co-operation with other
States, as well as relevant United Nations organs to contribute to the
progressive elimination of the causes underlying international terrorism;
 
     3.   Invites all States to take all appropriate measures at the national
level with a view to the speedy and final elimination of the problem of
international terrorism, such as the harmonization of domestic legislation
with international conventions, the implementation of assumed international
obligations and the prevention of the preparation and organization in their
territory of acts directed against other States;
 
     4.   Calls upon all States to fulfil their obligations under
international law to refrain from organizing, instigating, assisting or
participating in acts of civil strife or terrorist acts in another State, or
acquiescing in organized activities within their territory directed towards
the commission of such acts;
 
     5.   Appeals to all States that have not yet done so to consider becoming
parties to the existing international conventions relating to various aspects
of the problem of international terrorism;
 
     6.   Urges all States to co-operate with one another more closely,
especially through the exchange of relevant information concerning the
prevention and combating of international terrorism, apprehension and
prosecution of the perpetrators of such acts, the conclusion of special
treaties and/or the incorporation into appropriate bilateral treaties of
special clauses, in particular regarding the extradition or prosecution of
international terrorists;
 
     7.   Re-endorses the recommendations contained in the report submitted by
the Ad Hoc Committee on International Terrorism to the General Assembly at its
thirty-fourth session relating to practical measures of co-operation for the
speedy elimination of the problem of international terrorism;
 
     8.   Calls upon all States to observe and implement the recommendations
of the Ad Hoc Committee;
 
     9.   Requests the Secretary-General to follow up, as appropriate, the
implementation of the present resolution and, in particular, of the
recommendations contained in the report of the Ad Hoc Committee and to submit
a report to the General Assembly at its fortieth session;
 
     10.  Decides to include the item in the provisional agenda of its
fortieth session.