Strengthening of international security : common security : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

  • Author: UN General Assembly (39th sess. : 1984-1985)
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  • Date:
    17 December 1984

Strengthening of international security: common security

  The General Assembly, Recognizing the common interest of all nations in promoting an effective approach to security, which will seek the common security of all nations, Firmly believing that the mind of man can prevail over the weapons of war,

1. Notes with appreciation the relevant information on the consultations in the Security Council provided by the President of the Council in his notes dated 12 September 1983 and

28 September 1984;

2. Welcomes the important considerations contained therein;

3. Reaffirms, in particular, as the prerequisite for peace, the need for strict compliance by all Member States with the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, and with the Charter itself, as well as the obligation of States to accept and carry out the decisions of the Security Council;

4. Expresses its awareness of the respective functions and specific powers of the Security Council and the other principal organs of the United Nations;

5. Welcomes the serious, comprehensive discussions that have already taken place;

6. Takes note, in particular, of the concentration of discussion on specific aspects of the work of the Security Council, as well as of the prevailing collegial efforts to advance ideas with best prospects for producing agreement;

7. Stresses the primary responsibility of the Security Council, acting on behalf of the international community, in the collective maintenance of peace and security;

8. Encourages the Security Council, subject to its own priorities, to intensify its efforts in the prevention of international conflict and the peaceful settlement of disputes by envisaging, if possible, a more systematic series of meetings under the agreed five main aspects mentioned in paragraph 2 of the note of the President of the Council dated 12 September 1983;

9. Welcomes further information from the Security Council on the progress achieved, at periodic intervals, as deemed appropriate.


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