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General Assembly Resolution 34/67
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RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

34/67. Second United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

The General Assembly,

Recalling that it has been more than a decade since the first United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space was held at Vienna, in 1968, and that this period has seen rapid progress and growth in space exploration and the development of space technology and its applications,

Considering that there is a need to assess these developments, to exchange information and experience on their present and potential impact and to assess the adequacy and effectiveness of institutional and co-operative means of realizing the benefits of space technology,

Recognizing the importance of wider participation of Member States in the activities of the United Nations in outer space matters,

Aware of the need to increase the benefits of space technology and its applications and to contribute to orderly growth of space activities favourable to the socio-economic advancement of mankind, in particular of the people�s of the developing countries,

Taking into account new developments in space science and technology which are being projected and envisaged in the coming decade as well as the new applications emerging therefrom and their potential benefits and possible implications for national development and international co-operation,

Conscious of the need further to increase the awareness of the general public with regard to space technology and its applications,

Desiring to stimulate an enhanced co-ordinating role of the United Nations, which is eminently suited to bring about increased international co-operation and assistance to the developing countries in the field of exploration and peaceful uses of outer space,

Recalling its resolution 33/16 of 10 November 1978, in which it decided to convened a second United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and to designate the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space as the Preparatory Committee for the Conference,

Having considered the part of the report of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space1 concerning its work in its capacity as Preparatory Committee for the Second United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space,

Noting with satisfaction that the Committee, in its capacity as Preparatory Committee for the Conference, has submitted detailed recommendations on the preparation and organization of the Conference,

1.    Endorses the detailed recommendations submitted in paragraphs 84 to 115 of its report2 by the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space in its capacity as Preparatory Committee for the Second United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space;

2.    Adopts the provisional agenda for the Conference as set out in paragraph 99 of the report of the Committee;

3.    Endorses in particular:

(a)    The recommendation of the Committee that the Second United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space should be held in the latter half of 1982;

(b)    The recommendations of the Committee concerning the preparation and organization of the Conference, including the secretariat, bureau and form of the Conference;

(c)    The recommendation of the Committee on the ceiling for the cost of the Conference;

4.    Requests the Committee to submit to the General Assembly at its thirty-fifth session a recommendation on the venue of the Conference;

5.    Requests the Committee to continue with its preparatory work for the Conference;

6.    Requests the Secretary-General to make, within the ceiling for expenditure established for the Conference, the necessary organizational and administrative arrangements, as set out in the relevant paragraphs of the report of the Committee.

89th plenary meeting
5 December 1979

 

 

Note

1.   Official Records of the General Assembly, Thirty-fourth Session, Supplement No. 20 (A/34/20), sect II.C.

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2.   Ibid.

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