Right of peoples to peace : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

  • Author: UN General Assembly (43rd sess. : 1988-1989)
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  • Date:
    11 November 1988

The General Assembly,

Recalling its Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace, approved on 12 November 1984,

Referring to its resolutions 40/11 of 11 November 1985 and 41/10 of 24 October 1986,

Having in mind the Universal Declaration on Human Rights which emphasizes that recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,

Recognizing the strong resolve of peoples to strengthen international peace and security and promote economic and social development,

Noting with satisfaction the positive events and trends in the field of disarmament, the resolution of crisis situations and the strengthening of international peace and security,

Reaffirming that the implementation of the right of peoples to peace constitutes a fundamental concern of each State,

Having considered the report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of the Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace,

1.         Takes note with appreciation of the report of the Secretary-General;

2.         Reaffirms the lasting importance and validity of the Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace;

3.         Considers that the efforts of non-governmental organizations and world public opinion play an important role in the implementation of the Declaration;

4.         Invites all States and international organizations to continue their efforts towards the implementation of the Declaration at the national and international levels;

5.         Calls upon all States and relevant organizations of the United Nations system, as well as non-governmental organizations, to inform the Secretary-General about the measures taken to implement the Declaration;

6.         Requests the Secretary-General to submit a report to the General Assembly at its forty-fifth session on the basis of replies received;

7.         Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its forty-fifth session an item entitled "Implementation of the Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace".


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