Report of the Special Committee on Enhancing the Effectiveness of the Principle of Non-Use of Force in International Relations

  • Author: UN General Assembly (38th sess. : 1983-1984)
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  • Date:
    19 December 1983
 

RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Report of the Special Committee on Enhancing the Effectiveness of the Principle of Non-Use of Force in International Relations

  The General Assembly, Recalling its resolution 31/9 of 8 November 1976, in which it invited Member States to examine further the draft World Treaty on the Non-Use of Force in International Relations as well as other proposals made during the consideration of this item, Recalling also its resolution 32/150 of 19 December 1977, by which it established the Special Committee on Enhancing the Effectiveness of the Principle of Non-Use of Force in International Relations, Recalling, in particular, its resolutions 33/96 of 16 December 1978, 34/13 of 9 November 1979, 35/50 of 4 December 1980, 36/31 of 13 November 1981 and 37/105 of 16 December 1982, in which it decided that the Special Committee should continue its work, Taking note of the statement made by the Chairman of the Special Committee at its session in 1983, based on the informal working paper presented by the Chairman of the Special Committee at its session in 1982, Having considered the report of the Special Committee, Taking note of the prospects of progress in the work of the Special Committee registered during its session in 1983, Taking into account that the Special Committee has not completed the mandate entrusted to it, Reaffirming the need for effectiveness in the universal application of the principle of the non-use of force in international relations and for assistance by the United Nations in this endeavour, Expressing the hope that the Special Committee will, on the basis of the proposals before it, complete the mandate entrusted to it as soon as possible,

1. Takes note of the report of the Special Committee on Enhancing the Effectiveness of the Principle of Non-Use of Force in International Relations;

2. Decides that the Special Committee shall continue its work with the goal of drafting, at the earliest possible date, a world treaty on the non-use of force in international relations as well as the peaceful settlement of disputes or such other recommendations as the Committee deems appropriate;

3. Requests the Special Committee, in order to ensure further progress in its work, to continue at its forthcoming session the elaboration of the formulas of the working paper containing the main elements of the principle of non-use of force in international relations, taking duly into account the proposals submitted to it and the efforts undertaken at its session in 1983;

4. Invites Governments to communicate their comments or suggestions or to bring them up to date, in accordance with General Assembly resolution 31/9;

5. Requests the Special Committee to be mindful of the importance of reaching general agreement whenever it has significance for the outcome of its work;

6. Decides that the Special Committee shall accept the participation of observers of Member States, including participation in the meetings of its working group;

7. Requests the Special Committee to concentrate its work in the framework of its working group;

8. Requests the Secretary-General to provide the Special Committee with the necessary facilities and services;

9. Invites the Special Committee to submit a report on its work to the General Assembly at its thirty-ninth session;

10. Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its thirty-ninth session the item entitled "Report of the Special Committee on Enhancing the Effectiveness of the Principle of Non-Use of Force in International Relations".

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