United Nations


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

11 December 1995


                                                   87th plenary meeting
                                                   11 December 1995
          50/53. Measures to eliminate international terrorism
     The General Assembly,
     Recalling its resolution 49/60 of 9 December 1994, by which it adopted
the Declaration on Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism,
     Recalling also that, in the statement issued on 31 January 1992 by the
President of the Security Council on the occasion of the meeting of the
Security Council at the level of heads of State and Government, the members of
the Council expressed their deep concern over acts of international terrorism,
and emphasized the need for the international community to deal effectively
with all such acts,
     Recalling further the Declaration on the Occasion of the Fiftieth
Anniversary of the United Nations,
     Deeply disturbed by the persistence of terrorist acts, which have taken
place worldwide,
     Stressing the need further to strengthen international cooperation
between States and between international organizations and agencies, regional
organizations and arrangements and the United Nations in order to prevent,
combat and eliminate terrorism in all its forms and manifestations,
     Having examined the report of the Secretary-General of 24 August 1995,
     1.   Strongly condemns all acts, methods and practices of terrorism as
criminal and unjustifiable;
     2.   Reiterates that criminal acts intended or calculated to provoke a
state of terror in the general public, a group of persons or particular
persons for political purposes are in any circumstance unjustifiable, whatever
the considerations of a political, philosophical, ideological, racial, ethnic,
religious or any other nature that may be invoked to justify them;
     3.   Reaffirms the Declaration on Measures to Eliminate International
Terrorism annexed to resolution 49/60;
     4.   Urges all States to promote and implement effectively and in good
faith the provisions of the Declaration in all its aspects;
     5.   Also urges all States to strengthen cooperation with one another to
ensure that those who participate in terrorist activities, whatever the nature
of their participation, find no safe haven anywhere;
     6.   Calls upon all States to take the necessary steps to implement their
obligations under existing international conventions, to observe fully the
principles of international law and to contribute to the further development
of international law on this matter;
     7.   Recalls the role of the Security Council in combating international
terrorism whenever it poses a threat to international peace and security;
     8.   Requests the Secretary-General to follow up closely the
implementation of the Declaration and to submit an annual report on the
implementation of paragraph 10 of the Declaration, taking into account the
modalities set out in his report and the views expressed by States in the
debate of the Sixth Committee during the fiftieth session of the General
     9.   Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-first
session the item entitled "Measures to eliminate international terrorism".