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A/RES/41/38


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20 November 1986

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                                                       A/RES/41/38
                                                       20 November 1986
                                                       78th plenary meeting
 
 
                Declaration of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government
                of the Organization of African Unity on the aerial and naval
                military attack against the Socialist People's Libyan Arab
                Jamahiriya by the present United States Administration in
                April 1986
 
     The General Assembly,
 
     Having heard the statement of the representative of the Socialist
People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,
 
     Reaffirming the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United
Nations and the obligation of all States to refrain from the threat or use of
force in their international relations and to settle their disputes by
peaceful means,
 
     Reaffirming also the inalienable right of all peoples to determine their
own form of government and to choose their political, social and economic
system without any interference, subversion, coercion or constraint of any
kind whatsoever,
 
     Recalling its resolution 40/157 of 16 December 1985 on the strengthening
of security and co-operation in the Mediterranean region,
 
     Deeply concerned at the threats and aggressive provocations, and the
imposition of comprehensive cultural and economic sanctions, including the
freezing of assets and properties, carried out against the Libyan Arab
Jamahiriya,
 
     Deeply concerned also at the series of disinformation campaigns carried
out against the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,
 
     Gravely concerned at the aerial and naval military attack perpetrated
against the cities of Tripoli and Benghazi on 15 April 1986, which constitutes
a serious threat to peace and security in the Mediterranean region,
 
     Noting with concern that the Security Council has been prevented from
discharging its responsibilities owing to the negative vote of certain
permanent members,
 
     Taking into consideration the Declaration adopted by the Assembly of
Heads of State and Government of the Organization of African Unity at its
twenty-second ordinary session, held at Addis Ababa from 28 to 30 July 1986,
 
     Taking note of the Political Declaration adopted by the Eighth Conference
of Heads of State or Government of Non-Aligned Countries, held at Harare from
1 to 6 September 1986, and other relevant declarations of the Movement of
Non-Aligned Countries in this context,
 
     Taking note also of the final communique adopted at the Co-ordination
Meeting of the Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the Organization of the
Islamic Conference, held in New York on 2 October 1986,
 
     1.   Condemns the military attack perpetrated against the Socialist
People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya on 15 April 1986, which constitutes a
violation of the Charter of the United Nations and of international law;
 
     2.   Calls upon the Government of the United States in this regard to
refrain from the threat or use of force in the settlement of disputes and
differences with the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya and to resort to peaceful means in
accordance with the Charter of the United Nations;
 
     3.   Calls upon all States to refrain from extending any assistance or
facilities for perpetrating acts of aggression against the Libyan Arab
Jamahiriya;
 
     4.   Affirms the right of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya to receive
appropriate compensation for the material and human losses inflicted upon it;
 
     5.   Requests the Security Council to remain seized of the matter and
requests the Secretary-General to report thereon to the General Assembly at
its forty-second session.