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AG/RES. 1747 (XXX-O/00)
5 June 2000
Original: Spanish 

RESOLUTION

INTER-AMERICAN SUPPORT FOR THE COMPREHENSIVE NUCLEAR TEST-BAN TREATY

(Resolution adopted at the first plenary session, held on June 5, 2000)

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY,

HAVING SEEN the Report of the Permanent Council (AG/doc.3848/00) and in particular the section referring to the Report of the Chair of the Committee on Hemispheric Security (the Committee) (CP/CSH-307/00);

RECOGNIZING that the establishment of nuclear-weapon-free zones is an effective and concrete mechanism which contributes to the maintenance of international peace and security;

BEARING IN MIND that, to date, the Treaty of Tlatelolco has been ratified by the majority of OAS member states;

MINDFUL that the General Assembly, in resolution AG/RES. 1622 (XXIX-O/99), operative paragraph 5, reaffirms its commitment to striving for a nonproliferation regime that is universal, genuine, and nondiscriminatory in every aspect;

REAFFIRMING:

The need for universal adoption of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), negotiated within the United Nations framework; and

The importance of the CTBT for ensuring the maintenance of world peace and security;

NOTING that, to date, the CTBT has been signed by 26 member states of the OAS and ratified by nine of them; and, in particular, that five of the eight states in the region whose ratification is required in order for the treaty to enter into force have already ratified it; and

WELCOMING ESPECIALLY the ratification of the CTBT by the Russian Federation, which thereby joins France and the United Kingdom as permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and permanent observers to the Organization of American States that have ratified the Treaty,

RESOLVES:

  1. To urge the states of the region that have not yet done so, in particular the states included in Appendix 2 to the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), to sign and/or ratify the CTBT, as the case may be, so that it may enter into force as soon as possible.
  2. To request that the Secretary General transmit the text of this resolution to the United Nations Secretary-General and to the Executive Secretary of the Provisional Technical Secretariat of the CTBT Organization.
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