The General Assembly,
Recalling its resolutions 40/142 of 13 December 1985 and 41/147 of 4 December 1986,
Recalling also Commission on Human Rights resolutions 1986/18 of 10 March 1986 and 1987/25 of 10 March 1987,
Recalling its resolution 260 A (III) of 9 December 1948, by which it approved and proposed for signature, ratification or accession the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide,
Reaffirming once again its conviction that genocide is a crime under international law, contrary to the spirit and aims of the United Nations,
Taking note with satisfaction of the report of the Secretary-General,
1. Once again strongly condemns the crime of genocide;
2. Reaffirms the necessity of international co-operation in order to liberate mankind from such an odious crime;
3. Notes with satisfaction that many States have ratified the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide or have acceded thereto;
4. Expresses its conviction that implementation of the provisions of the Convention by all States is necessary for the prevention and punishment of the crime of genocide;
5. Urges those States which have not yet become parties to the Convention to ratify it or accede thereto without further delay;
6. Invites the Secretary-General to submit to the General Assembly at its forty-third session a report on the status of the Convention.
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