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A/RES/51/37


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

7 January 1997

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Fifty-first session
Agenda item 60


                  RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

            [on the report of the First Committee (A/51/566/Add.1)]


            51/37.      Prohibition of the development and
                        manufacture of new types of weapons of
                        mass destruction and new systems of
                        such weapons:  report of the
                        Conference on Disarmament

      The General Assembly,

      Recalling its previous resolutions on the prohibition of the
development and manufacture of new types of weapons of mass
destruction and new systems of such weapons,

      Taking note of paragraph 77 of the Final Document of the Tenth
Special Session of the General Assembly, 1/

      Determined to prevent the emergence of new types of weapons of
mass destruction that have characteristics comparable in destructive
effect to those of weapons of mass destruction identified in the
definition of weapons of mass destruction adopted by the United
Nations in 1948, 2/

      Noting that the item entitled "New types of weapons of mass
destruction and new systems of such weapons:  radiological weapons"
was considered in the Conference on Disarmament during its 1994, 1995
and 1996 sessions,

      Also noting the desirability of keeping the matter under review,
as appropriate,

      1.    Reaffirms that effective measures should be taken to prevent
the emergence of new types of weapons of mass destruction;

      2.    Requests the Conference on Disarmament, without prejudice to
further overview of its agenda, to keep the matter under review, as
appropriate, with a view to making, when necessary, recommendations on
undertaking specific negotiations on identified types of such weapons;

      3.    Calls upon all States, immediately following any
recommendations of the Conference on Disarmament, to give favourable
consideration to those recommendations;

      4.    Requests the Secretary-General to transmit to the Conference
on Disarmament all documents relating to the consideration of this
item by the General Assembly at its fifty-first session;

      5.    Requests the Conference on Disarmament to report the results
of any consideration of the matter in its annual reports to the
General Assembly;

      6.    Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-
fourth session the item entitled "Prohibition of the development and
manufacture of new types of weapons of mass destruction and new
systems of such weapons:  report of the Conference on Disarmament".

                                                          79th plenary meeting
                                                              10 December 1996


                                     Notes

1/    Resolution S-10/2.

2/    The definition was adopted by the Commission for Conventional
Armaments (see S/C.3/32/Rev.1).


 

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