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A/RES/50/76


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  
50th session
11 January 1996


Fiftieth session
Agenda item 76


                  RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

               [on the report of the First Committee (A/50/596)]


            50/76.      Implementation of the Declaration of
                        the Indian Ocean as a Zone of Peace

      The General Assembly,

      Recalling the Declaration of the Indian Ocean as a Zone of Peace,
contained in its resolution 2832 (XXVI) of 16 December 1971, and
recalling also its resolution 49/82 of 15 December 1994 and other
relevant resolutions,

      Recalling also the report of the Meeting of the Littoral and
Hinterland States of the Indian Ocean held in July 1979,  1/

      Having considered the conclusions and recommendations reached by
the Ad Hoc Committee on the Indian Ocean during its session in 1995, 2/

      Emphasizing the need to foster consensual approaches, in
particular given the prevailing international climate, which is
conducive to the pursuit of such endeavours,

      Noting the initiatives taken by countries in the region to
promote cooperation, in particular economic cooperation, in the Indian
Ocean area and the possible contribution of such initiatives to
overall objectives of a zone of peace,

      Convinced that the participation of all the permanent members of
the Security Council and the major maritime users of the Indian Ocean
in the work of the Ad Hoc Committee is important and would assist the
progress of mutually beneficial dialogue to develop conditions of
peace, security and stability in the Indian Ocean region,

      1.    Takes note of the report of the Ad Hoc Committee on the
Indian Ocean; 2/

      2.    Considers that greater efforts and more time are required to
develop a focused discussion on practical measures to ensure
conditions of peace, security and stability in the Indian Ocean
region;

      3.    Reiterates its conviction that the participation of all the
permanent members of the Security Council and the major maritime users
of the Indian Ocean in the work of the Ad Hoc Committee is important
and would greatly facilitate development of a mutually beneficial
dialogue to advance peace, security and stability in the Indian Ocean
region;

      4.    Requests the Chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee to pursue his
dialogue on the work of the Committee with the permanent members of
the Security Council and major maritime users of the Indian Ocean and
to apprise the Ad Hoc Committee of his consultations and other
relevant developments at a meeting to be held in 1996 for that
specific purpose, to take place before the 1997 regular session of the
Committee;

      5.    Requests the Ad Hoc Committee to submit to the General
Assembly at its fifty-first session a report on the consultations
held;

      6.    Requests the Secretary-General to continue to render all
necessary assistance to the Ad Hoc Committee, including the provision
of summary records;

      7.    Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-
first session the item entitled "Implementation of the Declaration of
the Indian Ocean as a Zone of Peace".

                                                          90th plenary meeting
                                                              12 December 1995


                                     Notes

1/   Official Records of the General Assembly, Thirty-fourth
Session, Supplement No. 45 and corrigendum (A/34/45 and Corr.1).

2/   See Official Records of the General Assembly, Fiftieth
Session, Supplement No. 29 (A/50/29).

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