Conclusion of a world treaty on the non-use of force in international relations.

  • Author: UN General Assembly (31st sess. : 1976)
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    8 November 1976

31. RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED ON THE REPORTS OF THE FIRST COMMITTEE*
9. Conclusion of a world treaty on the non. use of force in international relations

The General Assembly, Recalling the principle proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations that States shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force, Noting with satisfaction that the principle of the non-use of force or the threat of force has been incorporated into a number of bilateral and multilateral international instruments, treaties, agreements and declarations, including resolutions adopted by the United Nations, Noting the need for universal and effective application of this principle in international relations and for assistance by the United Nations in this endeavour, Having considered the item entitled "Conclusion of a world treaty on the non-use of force in international relations", Taking note of the draft World Treaty on the Non-Use of Force in International Relations[1] submitted by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics,

1. Invites Member States to examine further the above-mentioned draft World Treaty on the Non-Use of Force in International Relations as well as other proposals and statements made during the consideration of the item entitled "Conclusion of a world treaty on the non-use of force in international relations";

2. Requests Member States to communicate to the Secretary-General their views and suggestions on this subject not later than 1 June 1977;

3. Requests the Secretary-General to report to the General Assembly at its thirty-second session on the communications received by him pursuant to paragraph 2 above;

4. Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its thirty-second session the item entitled "Conclusion of a world treaty on the non-use of force in international relations".

57th plenary meeting
8 November 1976


[1] Official Records of the General Assembly, Thirty-first Session, Annexes, agenda item 124, document A/31/243, annex.
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