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A/RES/50/61


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  
50th session
9 January 1996


Fiftieth session
Agenda item 59


                  RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

               [on the report of the First Committee (A/50/579)]


                  50/61.  Verification in all its aspects,
                          including the role of the United
                          Nations in the field of verification


      The General Assembly,

      Affirming its continued support for the sixteen principles of
verification drawn up by the Disarmament Commission,  1/

      Stressing that the critical importance of verification of and
compliance with arms limitation and disarmament agreements is
universally recognized and that the issue of verification is a matter
of concern to all nations,

      Recalling its resolution 48/68 of 16 December 1993, in which it
requested the Secretary-General, as a further follow-up to the 1990
study on the role of the United Nations in the field of verification
 2/ and in view of significant developments in international
relations since that study, to undertake, with the assistance of a
group of qualified governmental experts, an in-depth study on
verification issues identified in that resolution,

      Also recalling that, in its resolution 48/68, it requested the
Secretary-General to submit a report on the subject to the General
Assembly at its fiftieth session,

      1.    Takes note of the report of the Secretary-General,  3/
which was unanimously approved by the Group of Governmental Experts on
Verification in All its Aspects, including the Role of the United
Nations in the Field of Verification, and commends the report to the
attention of Member States;

      2.    Requests the Secretary-General to give the report the widest
possible circulation and to seek the views of Member States on the
report;     

      3.    Encourages Member States to consider the recommendations
contained in the report and to assist the Secretary-General in their
implementation where they consider it appropriate;

      4.    Also requests the Secretary-General to report to the General
Assembly at its fifty-second session on the views received from Member
States on the report and on actions taken by Member States and by the
Secretariat with respect to the recommendations contained in the
report;

      5.    Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-
second session the item entitled "Verification in all its aspects,
including the role of the United Nations in the field of
verification".

                                                          90th plenary meeting
                                                              12 December 1995


                                     Notes

1/   See Official Records of the General Assembly, Fifteenth
Special Session, Suppplement No. 3 (A/S-15/3), para. 60 (para. 6,
sect. I, of the quoted text).

2/   The Role of the United Nations in the Field of Verification
(United Nations publication, Sales No. E.91.IX.11).

3/   A/50/377 and Corr.1.

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