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A/RES/50/64


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  
50th session
9 January 1996


Fiftieth session
Agenda item 64


                  RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

               [on the report of the First Committee (A/50/584)]


            50/64.      Amendment of the Treaty Banning
                        Nuclear Weapon Tests in the
                        Atmosphere, in Outer Space and under
                        Water


      The General Assembly,

      Recalling its resolution 46/28 of 6 December 1991, in which it
noted the convening of the Amendment Conference of the States Parties
to the Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapon Tests in the Atmosphere, in Outer
Space and under Water from 7 to 18 January 1991, its resolution 48/69
of 16 December 1993, in which it noted the convening of a special
meeting of the States parties to that Treaty on 10 August 1993, and
its resolution 49/69 of 15 December 1994, in which it noted with
satisfaction the commencement of multilateral negotiations for a
comprehensive nuclear-test-ban treaty in the Conference on Disarmament
on 1 February 1994,

      Reiterating its conviction that a comprehensive nuclear-test-ban
treaty is the highest-priority measure for the cessation of the
nuclear-arms race and for the achievement of the objective of nuclear
disarmament,

      Recalling the central role of the United Nations in the field of
nuclear disarmament and in particular in the cessation of all nuclear-
test explosions, as well as the persistent efforts of non-governmental
organizations in the achievement of a comprehensive nuclear-test-ban
treaty,

      Convinced that the Amendment Conference will facilitate the
attainment of the objectives set forth in the Treaty and thus serve to
strengthen it,

      Recalling its recommendation that arrangements be made to ensure
that intensive efforts continue, under the auspices of the Amendment
Conference, until a comprehensive nuclear-test-ban treaty is achieved,
and its call that all parties participate in, and contribute
effectively to the success of, the Amendment Conference,

      1.    Urges all States that have not already done so to adhere to
the Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapon Tests in the Atmosphere, in Outer
Space and under Water  1/ at the earliest possible date;

      2.    Urges all States parties to the Treaty to contribute to the
conclusion of a comprehensive nuclear-test-ban treaty as soon as
possible and no later than 1996 and to its expeditious entry into
force;

      3.    Requests the President of the Amendment Conference to
conduct consultations to those ends;

      4.    Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-
first session the item entitled "Amendment of the Treaty Banning
Nuclear Weapon Tests in the Atmosphere, in Outer Space and under
Water".

                                                          90th plenary meeting
                                                              12 December 1995


                                     Note

1/   United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 480, No. 6964.

    

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