Suspension of unclear and thermonuclear tests

XIV. RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED ON THE REPORTS OF THE FIRST COMMITTEE
1402. Suspension of unclear and thermonuclear tests

A

The General Assembly, Recalling its resolution 1252 B (XIII) of 4 November 1958, Noting that the negotiations on the discontinuance of nuclear weapons tests and on the establishment of an appropriate international control system, which began at Geneva on 31 October 1958, are still continuing,

1. Expresses its appreciation to the States concerned for their efforts to reach an agreement relating to the prohibition of nuclear weapons tests and including an appropriate international control system;

2. Expresses the hope that these States will intensify their efforts to reach such an agreement at an early date;

3. Urges the States concerned in these negotiations to continue their present voluntary discontinuance of the testing of nuclear weapons:

4. Requests the States concerned to report to the General Assembly the results of their negotiations.

842nd plenary meeting,
21 November 1959.

B

The General Assembly, Desiring to safeguard mankind from the increasing hazards resulting from tests of nuclear and thermo-nuclear weapons, Bearing in mind the profound concern evinced by the peoples of all countries regarding the testing of nuclear and thermo-nuclear weapons, Welcoming the endeavours at Geneva of the States concerned to reach an agreement on the discontinuance of these tests, and the progress so far achieved, Noting with appreciation that the States concerned have voluntarily suspended such tests, enabling progress in the discussions at Geneva, Considering that an agreement on the cessation of nuclear and thermo-nuclear tests with effective international control is urgent,

1. Expresses its appreciation to the States concerned for their patient and sincere efforts to reach agreement on the discontinuance of nuclear and thermo-nuclear tests with effective international control, and for the progress hitherto achieved;

2. Expresses further the hope that the States concerned will reach such agreement at an early date.

3. Appeals to the States concerned in the Geneva discussions to continue their present voluntary suspension of tests, and to other States to desist from such tests;

4. Requests the States concerned to report to the Disarmament Commission and to the General Assembly the results of their negotiations.

842nd plenary meeting,
21 November 1959.
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