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A/RES/50/XX


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  
50th session
22 December 1995


                                             
Fiftieth session
Agenda item 96 (c)


                  RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

         [without reference to a Main Committee (A/50/L.35 and Add.1)]


            50/24.   Agreement for the Implementation of the
                     Provisions of the United Nations
                     Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10
                     December 1982 relating to the
                     Conservation and Management of
                     Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly
                     Migratory Fish Stocks


      The General Assembly,

      Recalling its resolutions 47/192 of 22 December 1992, 48/194 of
21 December 1993 and 49/121 of 19 December 1994, concerning the United
Nations Conference on Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish
Stocks,

      Taking note of resolutions I and II adopted by the
Conference,  1/

      Recognizing the importance of the regular consideration and
review of developments relating to the conservation and management of
straddling fish stocks and highly migratory fish stocks,

      Taking note also of the report of the Secretary-General of 12
October 1995 on the work of the Conference,  2/

      1.    Expresses its appreciation to the United Nations Conference
on Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks for
discharging its mandate under resolution 47/192 with the adoption of
the Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United
Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating
to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and
Highly Migratory Fish Stocks;  3/

      2.    Welcomes the opening for signature of the Agreement on
4 December 1995;

      3.    Emphasizes the importance of the early entry into force and
effective implementation of the Agreement;

      4.    Calls upon all States and the other entities referred to in
article 1, paragraph 2 (b), of the Agreement that have not done so to
sign and ratify or accede to it and to consider applying it
provisionally;

      5.    Requests the Secretary-General to report to the General
Assembly on developments relating to the conservation and management
of straddling fish stocks and highly migratory fish stocks at its
fifty-first session and biennially thereafter, taking into account
information provided by States, relevant specialized agencies, in
particular the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United
Nations, and other appropriate organs, organizations and programmes of
the United Nations system, regional and subregional organizations and
arrangements for the conservation and management of straddling fish
stocks and highly migratory fish stocks, as well as other relevant
intergovernmental bodies and non-governmental organizations;

      6.    Also requests the Secretary-General to ensure that reporting
on all major fisheries-related activities and instruments is
effectively coordinated and duplication of activities and reporting
minimized and that relevant scientific and technical studies are
disseminated to the international community, and invites the relevant
specialized agencies, including the Food and Agriculture Organization
of the United Nations, as well as regional and subregional fisheries
organizations and arrangements, to cooperate with the
Secretary-General to that end;

      7.    Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its
fifty-first session, under the item entitled "Law of the sea", a
sub-item entitled "Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions
of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December
1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish
Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks".

                                                          81st plenary meeting
                                                               5 December 1995


                                     Notes

1/   A/50/550, annex II; see also A/CONF.164/38, annex.

2/   A/50/550.

3/   Ibid., annex I; see also A/CONF.164/37.

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