Resolution adopted by the General Assembly at its 2093rd plenary meeting1

2938. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly at its 2093rd plenary meeting

The General Assembly, Having in mind the relevant provisions of the Charter of the United Nations, the Declaration on Principles of International Law concerning Friendly Relations and Co-operation among States in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and Security Council resolution 307 (1971) of 21 December 1971, Having noted with satisfaction the steps taken so far to facilitate the restoration of conditions of normalcy in the South Asian subcontinent, notably the Simla Agreement, Mindful of the fact that the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949[1] require the release and repatriation of prisoners of war without delay after the cessation of active hostilities, Considering that the solution of all outstanding problems, including the return of military and civilian personnel to their respective countries, is important for the establishment of a climate, of peace. and tranquillity in the area, Expressing the hope that all parties will refrain from any act which could jeopardize the prospects of settlement and render more difficult eventual reconciliation, Expresses the desire that the parties concerned make all possible efforts, in a spirit of co-operation and mutual respect, to reach a fair settlement of the issues that are still pending, and calls for the return of the prisoners of war in accordance with the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and the relevant provisions of Security Council resolution 307 (1971). 2093rd plenary meeting
29 November 1972

[1] United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 75, Nos. 970-973.

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