RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Law of the sea
1. Recalls the historic significance of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea as an important contribution to the maintenance of peace, justice and progress for all peoples of the world;
2. Expresses its satisfaction at the large number of signatures affixed to the Convention as well as at the number of ratifications deposited with the Secretary-General;
3. Calls upon all States that have not done so to consider ratifying or acceding to the Convention at the earliest possible date to allow the effective entry into force of the new legal regime for the uses of the sea and its resources;
4. Calls upon all States to safeguard the unified character of the Convention and related resolutions adopted therewith;
5. Calls upon States to desist from taking actions which undermine the Convention or defeat its object and purpose;
6. Expresses its appreciation for the effective execution by the Secretary- General of the central programme in law of the sea affairs under chapter 25 of the medium-term plan for the period 1984-1989;
7. Further expresses its appreciation for the report of the Secretary-General in response to General Assembly resolution 38/59 A and requests the Secretary-General to continue the activities outlined therein, special emphasis being placed on the work of the Preparatory Commission for the International Sea-Bed Authority and for the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, including the implementation of resolution II of the Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea;
8. Approves the programme of meetings of the Preparatory Commission for1985;
9. Calls upon the Secretary-General to continue to assist States in the implementation of the Convention and in the development of a consistent and uniform approach to the new legal regime thereunder, as well as in their national, subregional and regional efforts towards the full realization of the benefits therefrom and invites the agencies and bodies within the United Nations system to co-operate and lend assistance in these endeavours;
10. Requests the Secretary-General to report to the General Assembly at its fortieth session on developments relating to the Convention and on the implementation of the present resolution;
11. Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its fortieth session the item entitled "Law of the sea".
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