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A/RES/48/75


General Assembly

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16 December 1993

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                                                A/RES/48/75
                                                81st plenary meeting
                                                16 December 1993
 
                       General and complete disarmament
 
                                       A
 
               Relationship between disarmament and development
 
      The General Assembly,
 
      Recalling the provisions of the Final Document of the Tenth Special
Session of the General Assembly concerning the relationship between
disarmament and development,
 
      Recalling also the adoption on 11 September 1987 of the Final Document
of the International Conference on the Relationship between Disarmament and
Development,
 
      Recalling further its resolution 47/52 F of 9 December 1992,
 
      Bearing in mind the final documents of the Tenth Conference of Heads of
State or Government of Non-Aligned Countries, held at Jakarta from 1 to 6
September 1992,
 
      Stressing the growing importance of the symbiotic relationship between
disarmament and development in current international relations,
 
      1.    Welcomes the report of the Secretary-General and actions
undertaken in accordance with the Final Document of the International
Conference on the Relationship between Disarmament and Development;
 
      2.    Requests the Secretary-General to continue to take action, through
appropriate organs and within available resources, for the implementation of
the action programme adopted at the International Conference;
 
      3.    Also requests the Secretary-General to submit a report to the
General Assembly at its forty-ninth session;
 
      4.    Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its forty-ninth
session the item entitled "Relationship between disarmament and development".
 
                                       B
 
                    Bilateral nuclear-arms negotiations and
                              nuclear disarmament
 
      The General Assembly,
 
      Recalling its previous relevant resolutions,
 
      Recognizing the fundamental changes that have taken place with respect
to international security, which have permitted agreements on deep reductions
in the nuclear armaments of the States possessing the largest inventories of
such weapons,
 
      Mindful that it is the responsibility and obligation of all States to
contribute to the process of the relaxation of international tension and to
the strengthening of international peace and security,
 
      Stressing the importance of strengthening international peace and
security through disarmament,
 
      Emphasizing that nuclear disarmament remains one of the principal tasks
of our times,
 
      Stressing also that it is the responsibility of all States to adopt and
implement measures towards the attainment of general and complete disarmament
under effective international control,
 
      Appreciating a number of positive developments in the field of nuclear
disarmament, in particular the treaty that was concluded on 8 December 1987
between the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the United States
of America on the elimination of their intermediate-range and shorter-range
 
      Noting that there are still significant nuclear arsenals and that the
primary responsibility for nuclear disarmament, with the objective of the
elimination of nuclear weapons, rests with the nuclear-weapon States, in
particular those which possess the largest stockpiles,
 
      Welcoming the steps that have already been taken by those States to
begin the process of reducing the number of nuclear weapons and removing such
weapons from a deployed status,
 
      Noting also the new climate of relations between the United States of
America and the States of the former Soviet Union, which permits them to
intensify their cooperative efforts to ensure the safety, security and
environmentally sound destruction of nuclear weapons,
 
      Urging the further intensification of such efforts to accelerate the
implementation of agreements and unilateral decisions relating to nuclear-arms
reduction,
 
      Welcoming also the reductions made by other nuclear-weapon States in
some of their nuclear-weapon programmes, and encouraging all nuclear-weapon
States to consider appropriate measures relating to nuclear disarmament,
 
      Affirming that bilateral and multilateral negotiations on nuclear
disarmament should facilitate and complement each other,
 
      1.    Welcomes the actions taken towards the ratification of the Treaty
on the Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms signed in Moscow
on 31 July 1991 by the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the
United States of America and the protocol to that Treaty signed at Lisbon on
23 May 1992 by the four parties thereto, and urges the parties to take the
necessary steps to ensure its entry into force at the earliest possible date;
 
      2.    Also welcomes the signing of the Treaty between the Russian
Federation and the United States of America on the Further Reduction and
Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms, in Moscow on 3 January 1993, and urges
the parties to take the steps necessary to bring that Treaty into force at the
earliest possible date;
 
      3.    Expresses its satisfaction at the continuing implementation of the
treaty between the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the United
States of America on the elimination of their intermediate-range and shorter-
range missiles, in particular at the completion by the parties of the
destruction of all their declared missiles subject to elimination under the
treaty;
 
      4.    Encourages the United States of America, the Russian Federation,
Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine to continue their cooperative efforts aimed at
eliminating nuclear weapons and strategic offensive arms on the basis of
existing agreements, and welcomes the contributions that other States are
making to such cooperation as well;
 
      5.    Further encourages and supports the Russian Federation and the
United States of America in their efforts to reduce their nuclear armaments
and to continue to give those efforts the highest priority in order to
contribute to the objective of the elimination of nuclear weapons;
 
      6.    Invites the Russian Federation and the United States of America to
keep other States Members of the United Nations duly informed of progress in
their discussions and in the implementation of their strategic offensive arms
agreements and unilateral decisions.
 
                                       C
 
                       General and complete disarmament
 
      The General Assembly,
 
      Aware of its role in the field of disarmament,
 
      Aware also of the interest of the international community in continuing
and intensifying consideration of the question of the non-proliferation of
weapons of mass destruction and of vehicles for their delivery in all its
aspects, 
 
      1.    Requests the Secretary-General to prepare a short report
containing a brief description of the question of the non-proliferation of
weapons of mass destruction and of vehicles for their delivery in all its
aspects and to transmit it, no later than 1 May 1994, to a representative
intergovernmental group of experts for its consideration and suggestions
regarding further study of the question by the international community in
various multilateral disarmament forums;
 
      2.    Also requests the Secretary-General to submit his report, together
with the suggestions of the representative intergovernmental group of experts,
to the General Assembly at its forty-ninth session;
 
      3.    Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its forty-ninth
session an item entitled "Non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and
of vehicles for their delivery in all its aspects".
 
                                       D
 
               Prohibition of the dumping of radioactive wastes
 
      The General Assembly,
 
      Bearing in mind resolutions CM/Res.1153 (XLVIII) of 1988 and CM/Res.1225
(L) of 1989, adopted by the Council of Ministers of the Organization of
African Unity, concerning the dumping of nuclear and industrial wastes in
Africa,
 
      Welcoming resolution GC(XXXIII)/RES/509 on the dumping of nuclear
wastes, adopted on 29 September 1989 by the General Conference of the
International Atomic Energy Agency at its thirty-third regular session,
 
      Welcoming also resolution GC(XXXIV)RES/530 establishing a Code of
Practice on the International Transboundary Movement of Radioactive Waste,
adopted on 21 September 1990 by the General Conference of the International
Atomic Energy Agency at its thirty-fourth regular session,
 
      Considering its resolution 2602 C (XXIV) of 16 December 1969, in which
it requested the Conference of the Committee on Disarmament, inter alia, to
consider effective methods of control against the use of radiological methods
of warfare,
 
      Recalling resolution CM/Res.1356 (LIV) of 1991, adopted by the Council
of Ministers of the Organization of African Unity, on the Bamako Convention on
the Ban on the Import of Hazardous Wastes into Africa and on the Control of
Their Transboundary Movements within Africa,
 
      Aware of the potential hazards underlying any use of radioactive wastes
that would constitute radiological warfare and its implications for regional
and international security, in particular for the security of developing
countries,
 
      Recalling also its resolutions 43/75 Q of 7 December 1988, 44/116 R of
15 December 1989, 45/58 K of 4 December 1990, 46/36 K of 6 December 1991 and
47/52 D of 9 December 1992,
 
      Desirous of promoting the implementation of paragraph 76 of the Final
Document of the Tenth Special Session of the General Assembly,
 
      1.    Takes note of the part of the report of the Conference on
Disarmament relating to a future convention on the prohibition of radiological
weapons; 
 
      2.    Expresses grave concern regarding any use of nuclear wastes that
would constitute radiological warfare and have grave implications for the
national security of all States;
 
      3.    Calls upon all States to take appropriate measures with a view to
preventing any dumping of nuclear or radioactive wastes that would infringe
upon the sovereignty of States;
 
      4.    Requests the Conference on Disarmament to take into account, in
the negotiations for a convention on the prohibition of radiological weapons,
radioactive wastes as part of the scope of such a convention;
 
      5.    Also requests the Conference on Disarmament to intensify efforts
towards an early conclusion of such a convention and to include in its report
to the General Assembly at its forty-ninth session the progress recorded in
the negotiations on this subject;
 
      6.    Takes note of resolution CM/Res.1356 (LIV) of 1991, adopted by the
Council of Ministers of the Organization of Africa Unity, on the Bamako
Convention on the Ban on the Import of Hazardous Wastes into Africa and on the
Control of Their Transboundary Movements within Africa;
 
      7.    Expresses the hope that the effective implementation of the
International Atomic Energy Agency Code of Practice on the International
Transboundary Movement of Radioactive Waste will enhance the protection of all
States from the dumping of radioactive wastes on their territories;
 
      8.    Requests the International Atomic Energy Agency to continue
keeping the subject under active review, including the desirability of
concluding a legally binding instrument in this field;
 
      9.    Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its forty-ninth
session the item entitled "Prohibition of the dumping of radioactive wastes".
 
                                       E
 
                           Transparency in armaments
 
      The General Assembly,
 
      Recalling its resolutions 46/36 L of 9 December 1991 and 47/52 L of 15
December 1992,
 
      Continuing to take the view that an enhanced level of transparency in
armaments contributes greatly to confidence-building and security among States
and that the establishment of the Register of Conventional Arms constitutes an
important step forward in the promotion of transparency in military matters,
 
      Welcoming the report of the Secretary-General on the first year of
operation of the Register of Conventional Arms,
 
      Encouraged by the response of Member States to the request contained in
paragraphs 9 and 10 of its resolution 46/36 L to provide data on their imports
and exports of arms, as well as available background information regarding
their military holdings, procurement through national production and relevant
policies,
 
      Welcoming also the work of the Conference on Disarmament under the item
of its agenda entitled "Transparency in armaments",
 
      Welcoming further the organization by Member States of initiatives and
seminars intended to promote transparency in military matters through a
widespread reporting of data to the Register of Conventional Arms,
 
      1.    Reaffirms its determination to ensure the effective operation of
the Register of Conventional Arms as provided for in paragraphs 7, 9 and 10 of
its resolution 46/36 L;
 
      2.    Calls upon all Member States to provide the requested data and
information for the Register to the Secretary-General by 30 April annually;
 
      3.    Reaffirms also its request to the Secretary-General to prepare a
report, with the assistance of a group of governmental experts to be convened
in 1994 on the basis of equitable geographical representation, on the
continuing operation of the Register and its further development, taking into
account the work of the Conference on Disarmament and the views expressed by
Member States, so that a decision may be taken by the General Assembly at its
forty-ninth session;
 
      4.    Requests the Secretary-General to ensure that sufficient resources
are made available for the United Nations Secretariat to operate and maintain
the Register;
 
      5.    Encourages the Conference on Disarmament to continue its work
undertaken in response to the requests contained in paragraphs 12 to 15 of
resolution 46/36 L;
 
      6.    Reiterates its call upon all Member States to cooperate at a
regional and subregional level, taking fully into account the specific
conditions prevailing in the region or subregion, with a view to enhancing and
coordinating international efforts aimed at increased openness and
transparency in armaments;
 
      7.    Also requests the Secretary-General to report to the General
Assembly at its forty-ninth session on progress made in implementing the
present resolution;
 
      8.    Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its forty-ninth
session the item entitled "Transparency in armaments".
 
                                       F
 
                         International arms transfers
 
      The General Assembly,
 
      Recalling its resolutions 43/75 I of 7 December 1988, 46/36 H of 6
December 1991 and 47/54 A of 9 December 1992, and its decisions 45/415 of 4
December 1990 and 47/419 of 9 December 1992,
 
      Realizing the urgent need to resolve underlying conflicts, to diminish
tensions and to accelerate efforts towards general and complete disarmament
with a view to maintaining regional and international peace and security in a
world free from the scourge of war and the burden of armaments,
 
      Reaffirming the role of the United Nations in the field of disarmament
and the commitment of Member States to take concrete steps in order to
strengthen that role,
 
      Recognizing that, in the context of international arms transfers, the
illicit arms traffic is a disturbing, dangerous and increasingly common
phenomenon, and that, with the technical sophistication and destructive
capability of conventional weapons, the destabilizing effects of the illicit
arms traffic increase,
 
      Considering that, in the context of international arms transfers, the
illicit arms traffic, by its clandestine nature, defies transparency and until
now has escaped inclusion within the Register of Conventional Arms,
 
      Realizing that arms obtained through the illicit arms traffic are most
likely to be used for violent purposes, and that even small arms so obtained,
directly or indirectly, by underground organizations such as mercenary groups
can pose a threat to the security and political stability of the States
affected,
 
      Stressing that effective control over the imports and exports of
conventional weapons falls under the responsibility of Member States,
 
      1.    Takes note of the report of the Secretary-General;
 
      2.    Calls upon all Member States to give priority to eradicating the
illicit arms traffic associated with destabilizing activities, such as
terrorism, drug trafficking and common criminal acts, and to take immediate
action towards this end;
 
      3.    Urges Member States to monitor arms transfers effectively and to
strengthen or adopt strict measures in an effort to prevent arms from falling
into the hands of parties engaged in the illicit arms traffic;
 
      4.    Notes that the Disarmament Commission, at its organizational
session in 1993, included the question of international arms transfers, with
particular reference to General Assembly resolution 46/36 H, in the agenda of
its substantive session in 1994, and requests the Commission to report thereon
to the Assembly at its forty-ninth session;
 
      5.    Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its forty-ninth
session an item entitled "International illicit arms traffic".
 
                                       G
 
                             Regional disarmament
 
      The General Assembly,
 
      Recalling its resolutions 47/52 G and 47/52 J of 9 December 1992,
 
      Affirming the abiding commitment of all States to the purposes and
principles enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations and to international
law in the conduct of their international relations,
 
      Believing that the efforts of the international community to move
towards the ideal of general and complete disarmament are guided by the
inherent human desire for genuine peace and security, the elimination of the
danger of war and the release of economic, intellectual and other resources
for peaceful pursuits,
 
      Noting that regional arrangements for disarmament and arms limitation
may free resources of participating States for peaceful purposes, inter alia,
the promotion of their economic and social development,
 
      Reaffirming its firm conviction that the regional approach to
disarmament is essential to strengthening international peace and security at
the regional and global levels,
 
      Welcoming the initiatives towards disarmament, nuclear non-proliferation
and security undertaken by some countries at the regional level,
 
      Noting with satisfaction the important progress made in various regions
of the world through the adoption of arms limitation, peace, security and
cooperation agreements, including those related to the prohibition of weapons
of mass destruction, and encouraging States in the regions concerned to
continue implementing those agreements,
 
      Convinced that endeavours by countries to promote regional disarmament,
taking into account the specific characteristics of each region and in
accordance with the principle of undiminished security at the lowest level of
armaments for all the participating States, would enhance the security of all
States and would thus contribute to international peace and security,
 
      Recognizing the useful role played by the United Nations regional
centres, 
 
      Taking note of the report of the Disarmament Commission, containing the
text, adopted by the Commission at its 1993 substantive session, of the
guidelines and recommendations for regional approaches to disarmament within
the context of global security,
 
      Expressing its appreciation for the work accomplished by the Disarmament
Commission in finalizing the text of those guidelines and recommendations,
 
      1.    Endorses the guidelines and recommendations for regional
approaches to disarmament within the context of global security adopted by the
Disarmament Commission at its 1993 substantive session, and recommends them to
all Member States for implementation;
 
      2.    Affirms that global and regional approaches to disarmament
complement each other and should therefore be pursued simultaneously to
promote regional and international peace and security;
 
      3.    Affirms also that multifaceted cooperation among States of a
region, especially encompassing the political, economic, social and cultural
fields, can be conducive to the strengthening of regional security and
stability;
 
      4.    Encourages States to reach, wherever possible, freely concluded
agreements at the regional level on confidence- and security-building
measures, disarmament and arms limitations, arrangements to prevent the
proliferation in all its aspects of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass
destruction, zones of peace and zones free of nuclear weapons and other
weapons of mass destruction, as well as consultative and cooperative
arrangements;
 
      5.    Supports and encourages efforts aimed at promoting confidence-
building measures at the regional level in order to ease regional tensions and
to further disarmament and nuclear non-proliferation measures at the regional
level;
 
      6.    Also encourages States to address, in regional arrangements for
disarmament and arms limitations, the question of the accumulation of
conventional weapons beyond the legitimate self-defence requirements of
States;
 
      7.    Encourages States of a region to examine the possibility of
creating, on their own initiative, regional mechanisms and/or institutions for
the establishment of measures in the framework of an effort of regional
disarmament or for the prevention and peaceful settlement of disputes and
conflicts with the assistance, if requested, of the United Nations;
 
      8.    Invites Member States and regions to bring to the attention of the
General Assembly results achieved on regional disarmament, and requests the
Secretary-General to submit a report to the Assembly at its forty-ninth
session on the basis of the replies received;
 
      9.    Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its forty-ninth
session the item entitled "Regional disarmament".
 
                                       H
 
                     Measures to curb the illicit transfer
                        and use of conventional weapons
 
      The General Assembly,
 
      Recalling its resolution 46/36 H of 6 December 1991 and its decision
47/419 of 9 December 1992 on international arms transfers,
 
      Considering that the availability of massive quantities of conventional
weapons is a contributory factor to armed conflicts around the world,
 
      Stressing the need for measures that curb the illicit transfer and use
of conventional weapons,
 
      Recognizing that the excessive quantity of conventional weapons in a
number of countries constitutes a source of destabilization of their national
and their regional security,
 
      Convinced that peace and security are imperatives for economic
development and reconstruction,
 
      1.    Invites Member States to take appropriate enforcement measures
directed at ending the illegal export of conventional weapons from their
territories;
 
 
      2.    Requests the Secretary-General to seek the views of Governments on
effective ways and means of collecting weapons illegally distributed in
countries, in the event that such countries so request, and to submit a report
to the General Assembly at its forty-ninth session.
 
                                       I
 
                             Regional disarmament
 
      The General Assembly,
 
      Recalling its resolutions 45/58 P of 4 December 1990, 46/36 I of 6
December 1991 and 47/52 J of 9 December 1992,
 
      Believing that the efforts of the international community to move
towards the ideal of general and complete disarmament are guided by the
inherent human desire for genuine peace and security, the elimination of the
danger of war and the release of economic, intellectual and other resources
for peaceful pursuits,
 
      Affirming the abiding commitment of all States to the purposes and
principles enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations in the conduct of
their international relations,
 
      Noting that essential guidelines for progress towards general and
complete disarmament were adopted at the tenth special session of the General
Assembly,
 
      Taking note of the guidelines and recommendations for regional
approaches to disarmament within the context of global security adopted by the
Disarmament Commission at its 1993 substantive session,
 
      Welcoming the prospects of genuine progress in the field of disarmament
engendered in recent years as a result of negotiations between the two
super-Powers,
 
      Taking note also of the recent proposals for disarmament and nuclear
non-proliferation at the regional and subregional levels,
 
      Recognizing the importance of confidence-building measures for regional
and international peace and security,
 
      Convinced that endeavours by countries to promote regional disarmament,
taking into account the specific characteristics of each region and in
accordance with the principle of undiminished security at the lowest level of
armaments, would enhance the security of smaller States and would thus
contribute to international peace and security by reducing the risk of
regional conflicts,
 
      1.    Stresses that sustained efforts are needed, within the framework
of the Conference on Disarmament and under the umbrella of the United Nations,
to make progress on the entire range of disarmament issues;
 
      2.    Affirms that global and regional approaches to disarmament
complement each other and should therefore be pursued simultaneously to
promote regional and international peace and security;
 
      3.    Calls upon States to conclude agreements, wherever possible, for
nuclear non-proliferation, disarmament and confidence-building measures at
regional and subregional levels;
 
      4.    Welcomes the initiatives towards disarmament, nuclear
non-proliferation and security undertaken by some countries at the regional
and subregional levels;
 
      5.    Supports and encourages efforts aimed at promoting
confidence-building measures at regional and subregional levels in order to
ease regional tensions and to further disarmament and nuclear
non-proliferation measures at regional and subregional levels;
 
      6.    Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its forty-ninth
session the item entitled "Regional disarmament".
 
                                       J
 
                   Conventional arms control at the regional
                            and subregional levels
 
      The General Assembly,
 
      Recognizing the crucial role of conventional arms control in promoting
regional and international peace and security,
 
      Convinced that conventional arms control needs to be pursued primarily
in the regional and subregional contexts since most threats to peace and
security in the post-cold-war era arise mainly among States located in the
same region or subregion,
 
      Aware that the preservation of a balance in the defence capabilities of
States at the lowest level of armaments would contribute to peace and
stability and should be a prime objective of conventional arms control,
 
      Desirous of promoting agreements to strengthen regional peace and
security at the lowest possible level of armaments and military forces,
 
      Believing that militarily significant States, and States with larger
military capabilities, have a special responsibility in promoting such
agreements for regional security,
 
      Believing also that one of the principal objectives of conventional arms
control should be to prevent the possibility of military attack launched by
surprise,
 
      1.    Decides to give urgent consideration to the issues involved in
conventional arms control at the regional and subregional levels;
 
      2.    Requests the Conference on Disarmament, as a first step, to
consider the formulation of principles that can serve as a framework for
regional agreements on conventional arms control, and looks forward to a
report of the Conference on this subject;
 
      3.    Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its forty-ninth
session an item entitled "Conventional arms control at the regional and
subregional levels".
 
                                       K
 
             Moratorium on the export of anti-personnel land-mines
 
      The General Assembly,
 
      Noting that there are as many as 85 million uncleared land-mines
throughout the world, particularly in rural areas,
 
      Expressing deep concern that such mines kill or maim hundreds of people
each week, mostly unarmed civilians, obstruct economic development and have
other severe consequences, which include inhibiting the repatriation of
refugees and the return of internally displaced persons,
 
      Recalling with satisfaction its resolution 48/7 of 19 October 1993, by
which it, inter alia, requested the Secretary-General to submit a
comprehensive report on the problems caused by mines and other unexploded
devices, 
 
      Convinced that a moratorium by States exporting anti-personnel land-
mines that pose grave dangers to civilian populations would reduce
substantially the human and economic costs resulting from the use of such
devices and would complement the aforementioned initiative,
 
      Noting with satisfaction that several States have already declared
moratoriums on the export, transfer or purchase of anti-personnel land-mines
and related devices,
 
      1.    Calls upon States to agree to a moratorium on the export of
anti-personnel land-mines that pose grave dangers to civilian populations;
 
      2.    Urges States to implement such a moratorium;
 
      3.    Requests the Secretary-General to prepare a report concerning
progress on this initiative, including possible recommendations regarding
further appropriate measures to limit the export of anti-personnel land-mines,
and to submit it to the General Assembly at its forty-ninth session under the
item entitled "General and complete disarmament".
 
                                       L
 
             Prohibition of the production of fissile material for
              nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices
 
      The General Assembly,
 
      Welcoming the significant progress in reducing nuclear-weapon arsenals
as evidenced by the substantive bilateral agreements between the Russian
Federation and the United States of America and their respective unilateral
undertakings regarding the disposition of fissile material,
 
      Welcoming also the initiative of the United States of America concerning
a multilateral, internationally and effectively verifiable treaty on the
prohibition of the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons or other
nuclear explosive devices,
 
      Welcoming further the decision taken by the Conference on Disarmament on
10 August 1993 to give its Ad Hoc Committee on a Nuclear Test Ban a mandate to
negotiate a universal and internationally and effectively verifiable
comprehensive nuclear test-ban treaty, and fully endorsing the contents of
that decision,
 
      Convinced that a non-discriminatory, multilateral and internationally
and effectively verifiable treaty banning the production of fissile material
for nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices would be a significant
contribution to nuclear non-proliferation in all its aspects,
 
      1.    Recommends the negotiation in the most appropriate international
forum of a non-discriminatory, multilateral and internationally and
effectively verifiable treaty banning the production of fissile material for
nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices;
 
      2.    Requests the International Atomic Energy Agency to provide
assistance for examination of verification arrangements for such a treaty as
required;
 
      3.    Calls upon all States to demonstrate their commitment to the
objectives of a non-discriminatory, multilateral and internationally and
effectively verifiable treaty banning the production of fissile material for
nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices;
 
 
4.    Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its forty-ninth session
an item entitled "Prohibition of the production of fissile material for
nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices".