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A/RES/51/230


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

3 June 1997

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Fifty-first session
Agenda item 167


                  RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

         [without reference to a Main Committee (A/51/L.73 and Add.1)]


            51/230.  Cooperation between the United Nations
                     and the Organization for the Prohibition
                     of Chemical Weapons


      The General Assembly,

      Noting that the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development,
Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their
Destruction 1/  (opened for signature at Paris on 13 January 1993)
entered into force on 29 April 1997, and whereby the Organization for
the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons was established,

      Recognizing the need to establish an appropriate relationship
between the United Nations and the organization,

      Considering it essential to the prompt and effective functioning
of the organization that its inspectors be able to use the United
Nations laissez-passer as an official travel document,

      1.    Invites the Secretary-General to take steps to conclude with
the Director-General of the Technical Secretariat of the Organization
for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons an agreement between the
United Nations and the organization to regulate the relationship
between the two organizations, to be applied provisionally upon
signature, pending the completion of procedures necessary for its
entry into force, and to present the negotiated draft relationship
agreement to the General Assembly for its approval;

      2.    Authorizes the Secretary-General, pending the conclusion of
the relationship agreement, to enter with the Director-General of the
Technical Secretariat of the Organization for the Prohibition of
Chemical Weapons, as a matter of urgency, into a temporary
arrangement, concerning the issuance of the United Nations laissez-
passer to members of the organization's inspection teams, to be used
as a valid travel document, where such use is recognized by States
parties to the Convention.


                                                         100th plenary meeting
                                                                   22 May 1997


                                     Notes

1/    Official Records of the General Assembly, Forty-seventh Session,
Supplement No. 27, (A/47/27), appendix I.
 

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