Report of the International Law Commission and resolution relating to article 1 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties

XXIV. RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED ON THE REPORTS OF THE SIXTH COMMITTEE
2501. Report of the International Law Commission and resolution relating to article 1 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties

The General Assembly, Having considered the report of the International Law Commission on the work of its twenty-first session,[1] Having discussed the resolution[2] relating to article I of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, adopted on 23 May 1969 by the United Nations Conference on the Law of Treaties, Emphasizing the need for the further codification and progressive development of international law in order to make it a more effective means of implementing the purposes and principles set forth in Articles I and 2 of the Charter of the United Nations and to give increased importance to its role in relations among nations, Noting with appreciation that the United Nations Office at Geneva organized, during the twenty-first session of the International Law Commission, a fifth session of the Seminar on International Law,

1. Takes note of the report of the International Law Commission on the work of its twenty-first session;

2. Expresses its profound appreciation to the International Law Commission of the valuable work it accomplished during that session;

3. Takes note with approval of the programme and organization of work planned by the International Law Commission, including its intention of bringing up to date its long-term programme of work and of completing its draft articles on representatives of States to international organizations before the expiry of the term of office of its present membership;

4. Recommends that the International Law Commission should:

(a) Continue its work on relations between States and international organizations, with a view to completing in 1971 its draft articles on representatives of States to international organizations;

(b) Continue its work on succession of States and Governments, taking into account the views and considerations referred to in General Assembly resolutions 1765 (XVII) of 20 November 1962 and 1902 (XVIII) of 18 November 1963;

(c) Continue its work on State responsibility, taking into account paragraph 4 (c) of General Assembly resolution 2400 (XXIII) of 11 December 1968;

(d) Continue its study of the most-favoured-nation clause;

5. Recommends that the International Law Commission should study, in consultation with the principal international organizations, as it may consider appropriate in accordance with its practice, the question of treaties concluded between States and international organizations or between two or more international organizations, as an important question;

6. Expresses the wish that, in conjunction with future sessions of the International Law Commission, other seminars might be organized, which should continue to ensure the participation of an increasing number of nationals of developing countries;

7. Requests the Secretary-General to forward to the International Law Commission the records of the discussions at the twenty-fourth session of the General Assembly on the Commission's report and on the resolution relating to article 1 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, adopted by the United Nations Conference on the Law of Treaties.

1809th plenary meeting,
12 November 1969.


[1] Official Records of the General Assembly, Twenty-fourth Session, Supplement No. 10 (A/7610/Rev.1). [2] Ibid., Twenty-fourth Session, Annexes, agenda item 94 (a) and (c), document A/7592, para. 8.
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