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A/RES/44/240


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

29 December 1989

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                                                       A/RES/44/240
                                                       88th plenary meeting
                                                       29 December 1989
 
         Effects of the military intervention by the United States
         of America in Panama on the situation in Central America
 
     The General Assembly,
 
     Taking note of the statements made in the General Assembly and the
Security Council regarding the invasion of Panama,
 
     Reaffirming the sovereign and inalienable right of Panama to determine
freely its social, economic and political system and to develop its
international relations without any form of foreign intervention,
interference, subversion, coercion or threat,
 
     Recalling that, in accordance with Article 2, paragraph 4, of the Charter
of the United Nations, all Member States shall refrain in their international
relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or
political independence of any State, or in any other manner inconsistent with
the purposes of the United Nations,
 
     Reaffirming the need to restore conditions which will guarantee the full
exercise of the human rights and fundamental freedoms of the Panamanian
people,
 
     Expressing its profound concern at the serious consequences the armed
intervention by the United States of America in Panama might have for peace
and security in the Central American region,
 
     1.   Strongly deplores the intervention in Panama by the armed forces of
the United States of America, which constitutes a flagrant violation of
international law and of the independence, sovereignty and territorial
integrity of States;
 
     2.   Demands the immediate cessation of the intervention and the
withdrawal from Panama of the armed invasion forces of the United States;
 
     3.   Demands also full respect for and strict observance of the letter
and spirit of the Torrijos-Carter Treaties;
 
     4.   Calls upon all States to uphold and respect the sovereignty,
independence and territorial integrity of Panama;
 
     5.   Requests the Secretary-General to monitor the developments in Panama
and to report to the General Assembly within twenty-four hours after the
adoption of the present resolution.