United Nations General Assembly Resolution A/69/53

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General Assembly


Distr.: General
11 December 2014


Sixty-ninth session
Agenda item 96 (d)

Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 2 December 2014

[on the report of the First Committee (A/69/440)]

69/53. Measures to uphold the authority of the 1925 Geneva Protocol

The General Assembly,

Recalling its previous resolutions on the subject, in particular resolution 67/35 of 3 December 2012,

Determined to act with a view to achieving effective progress towards general and complete disarmament under strict and effective international control,

Recalling the long-standing determination of the international community to achieve the effective prohibition of the development, production, stockpiling and use of chemical and biological weapons, as well as the continuing support for measures to uphold the authority of the Protocol for the Prohibition of the Use in War of Asphyxiating, Poisonous or Other Gases, and of Bacteriological Methods of Warfare, signed at Geneva on 17 June 1925,[1] as expressed by consensus in many previous resolutions,

Emphasizing the necessity of easing international tension and strengthening trust and confidence between States,

1. Takes note of the note by the Secretary-General;[2]

2. Renews its previous call to all States to observe strictly the principles and objectives of the Protocol for the Prohibition of the Use in War of Asphyxiating, Poisonous or Other Gases, and of Bacteriological Methods of Warfare, and reaffirms the vital necessity of upholding its provisions;

3. Calls upon those States that continue to maintain reservations to the 1925 Geneva Protocol to withdraw them;

4. Requests the Secretary-General to submit to the General Assembly at its seventy-first session a report on the implementation of the present resolution.

62nd plenary meeting
2 December 2014

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  1. League of Nations, Treaty Series, vol. XCIV, No. 2138.
  2. A/69/123.

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