United Nations


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

17 September 1996

Fiftieth session
Agenda item 65


         [without reference to a Main Committee (A/50/L.78 and Add.1)]

                50/245.  Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

      The General Assembly,

      Recalling its resolution 50/65 of 12 December 1995, in which the
Assembly declared its readiness to resume consideration of the item
"Comprehensive test-ban treaty", as necessary, before its fifty-first
session in order to endorse the text of a comprehensive nuclear-test-
ban treaty,

      1.    Adopts the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, as
contained in document A/50/1027;

      2.    Requests the Secretary-General, as depositary of the Treaty,
to open it for signature, at United Nations Headquarters, at the
earliest possible date;

      3.    Calls upon all States to sign and, thereafter, according to
their respective constitutional processes, to become parties to the
Treaty at the earliest possible date;

      4.    Also requests the Secretary-General, as depositary of the
Treaty, to report to the General Assembly at its fifty-second session
on the status of signature and ratifications of the Treaty.

                                                         125th plenary meeting
                                                             10 September 1996

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