Item 63
Draft Resolution/Draft Decision: A/C.1/52/L.30GA Resolution/Decision: 52/31
introduced by Canada, 16th mtg.
Report:
Verification in all its aspects, including the role of the United Nations in the field of verification
Cluster:
Sponsors: 22
Additional Sponsors: 2
Sponsors: Austria, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, New Zealand, Poland, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Singapore, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay
Additional Sponsors: Croatia, Kazakhstan


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A/RES/52/31
23 December 1997





Fifty-second session
Agenda item 63

RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
[on the report of the First Committee (A/52/592)]


The General Assembly,

Noting the critical importance of, and the vital contribution that has been made by, effective verification measures in arms limitation and disarmament agreements and other similar obligations,

Reaffirming its support for the sixteen principles of verification drawn up by the Disarmament Commission, See Official Records of the General Assembly, Fifteenth Special Session, Supplement No. 3 (A/S-15/3), para. 60 (para. 6, sect. I, of the quoted text).

Recalling its resolutions 40/152 O of 16 December 1985, 41/86 Q of 4 December 1986, 42/42 F of 30 November 1987, 43/81 B of 7 December 1988, 45/65 of 4 December 1990, 47/45 of 9 December 1992, 48/68 of 16 December 1993 and 50/61 of 12 December 1995,

Recalling also the reports of the Secretary-General of 11 July 1986, 28 August 1990, 16 September 1992, 26 July 1993, 22 September 1995 and 6 August 1997, and the addenda thereto, A/41/422 and Add.1 and 2, A/45/372 and Corr.1, A/47/405 and Add.1, A/48/227 and Add.1 and 2, A/50/377 and Corr.1 and A/52/269.

1. Reaffirms the critical importance of, and the vital contribution that has been made by, effective verification measures in arms limitation and disarmament agreements and other similar obligations;

2. Requests the Secretary-General to report to the General Assembly at its fifty-fourth session on further views received from Member States pursuant to resolution 50/61;

3. Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-fourth session the item entitled "Verification in all its aspects, including the role of the United Nations in the field of verification".

67th plenary meeting
9 December 1997