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A/RES/39/159


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

17 December 1984

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                                                   A/RES/39/159
                                                   17 December 1984
                                                   Meeting no. 102
 
              Inadmissibility of the policy of State terrorism and
              any actions by States aimed at undermining the socio-
              political system in other sovereign States
 
         The General Assembly,
 
         Reaffirming the obligation of all States to refrain in their
    international relations from the threat or use of force against the
    sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of any
    State, as well as the inalienable right of all peoples to determine their
    own form of government and to choose their own economic, political and
    social system free from outside intervention, subversion, coercion and
    constraint of any kind whatsoever,
 
         Expressing its profound concern that State terrorism has lately been
    practised ever more frequently in relations between States and that
    military and other actions are being taken against the sovereignty and
    political independence of States and the self-determination of peoples,
 
         Noting that all this seriously endangers the independent existence of
    States and the possibility of ensuring peaceful relations and mutual trust
    between them and leads to a sharp exacerbation of tensions and a growing
    threat of war,
 
         Reaffirming the inalienable right of all peoples freely to determine
    their own destiny and the course of their development,
 
         Convinced that the interests of maintaining peace require that
    relations between States, regardless of ideologies, should be based on
    strict observance of the Charter of the United Nations, as well as on
    generally recognized principles and norms of international relations,
    inter alia, renunciation of the threat or use of force against the
    territorial integrity or political independence of any State,
    non-intervention and non-interference in the internal and external affairs
    of States, permanent sovereignty of States and peoples over their natural
    resources self-determination and independence of peoples under colonial
    domination, foreign occupation or racist regimes,
 
         Categorically rejecting all concepts, doctrines or ideologies
    intended to justify actions of States aimed at undermining the
    socio-political system of other States,
 
         1.   Resolutely condemns policies and practices of terrorism in
         relations between States as a method of dealing with other States and
         peoples;
 
         2.   Demands that all States take no actions aimed at military
         intervention and occupation, forcible change in or undermining of the
         socio-political system of States, destabilization and overthrow of
         their Governments and, in particular, initiate no military action to
         that end under any pretext whatsoever and cease forthwith any such
         action already in progress;
 
         3.   Urges all States to respect and strictly observe, in accordance
         with the Charter of the United Nations, the sovereignty and political
         independence of States and the right of peoples to
         self-determination, as well as their right freely, without outside
         interference and intervention, to choose their socio-political system
         and to pursue their political, economic, social and cultural
         development.