Status of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly
The General Assembly,
Recalling its resolutions 40/142 of 13 December 1985, 41/147 of 4 December 1986, 42/133 of 7 December 1987, 43/138 of 8 December 1988, 44/158 of 15 December 1989 and 45/152 of 18 December 1990,
Recalling also Commission on Human Rights resolutions 1986/18 of 10 March 1986, 1987/25 of 10 March 1987, 1988/28 of 7 March 1988, 1989/16 of 2 March 1989 and 1990/19 of 23 February 1990,
Recalling further its resolution 260 A (III) of 9 December 1948, by which it approved and proposed for signature the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide annexed thereto,
Reaffirming once again its conviction that genocide is a crime that violates the norms of international law and runs counter to the spirit and aims of the United Nations,
Recognizing that crimes of genocide have caused great losses and privations to mankind throughout its history,
Expressing its conviction that strict observance of the provisions of the Convention by all countries is necessary for the prevention and punishment of the crime of genocide,
Taking note of the report of the Secretary-General,
1. Once again strongly condemns the crime of genocide;
2. Reaffirms the need for international cooperation in order to liberate mankind from such an odious crime;
3. Notes with satisfaction that more than one hundred States have ratified the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide or have acceded thereto;
4. Urges those States which have not yet done so to become parties to the Convention and to ratify it or accede to it without further delay;
5. Invites the Secretary-General to submit to the General Assembly at its forty-ninth session a report on the status of the Convention.
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