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A/RES/51/51


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

8 January 1997

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Fifty-first session
Agenda item 77


                  RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

      [on the report of the First Committee (A/51/566/Add.17 and Corr.1)]


            51/51.      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 50/76 of 12 December 1995 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/

      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 on the Indian Ocean is important
and would assist the progress of mutually beneficial dialogue to
develop conditions of peace, security and stability in the Indian
Ocean region,

      Having considered the report of the Ad Hoc Committee, 2/ including the
statement by its Chairman on 8 July 1996, as contained in paragraph 8 of the
report,

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

      2.    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 the development of a mutually beneficial
dialogue to advance peace, security and stability in the Indian Ocean
region;

      3.    Requests the Ad Hoc Committee to examine its future work,
taking into account, inter alia, the statement made by its Chairman on
8 July 1996, and to make recommendations for consideration by the
General Assembly at its fifty-second session;

      4.    Also requests the Ad Hoc Committee to hold a session during
1997, of a duration of no more than three working days;

      5.    Further requests the Ad Hoc Committee to submit to the
General Assembly at its fifty-second session a report on the
implementation of the present resolution;

      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-
second session the item entitled "Implementation of the Declaration of
the Indian Ocean as a Zone of Peace".

                                                          79th plenary meeting
                                                              10 December 1996


                                     Notes

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

2/    Ibid., Fifty-first Session, Supplement No. 29 (A/51/29).

 

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