TitleRegulation of explosives for the purpose of crime prevention and public health and safety
Regulation of explosives for the purpose of crime prevention and public health and safety
Decides, for purposes of crime prevention and public safety, that a study should be initiated on illicit manufacturing of and trafficking in explosives by criminals and on the abuse and misuse of explosives for criminal purposes; requests the Secretary-General to prepare, as early as possible, in cooperation with relevant international and regional organizations where necessary, an action plan for collecting, reviewing and exchanging statistics, other information and policy proposals that may deal with, inter alia, the following issues: (a) criminal incidents in which explosive substances were involved, including the number of such incidents, the number of victims involved, the nature and extent of harm caused, the extent of damage to property and the type of explosives used; (b) diversion for criminal use of explosives; (c) status of national legislation and regulations on explosives in individual countries; (d) relevant initiatives for the regulation of explosives at the regional and international levels; also requests the Secretary-General to examine the possibility of convening a meeting of a group of experts to consider the question of preparation of the action plan.
In: Resolutions and decisions of the Economic and Social Council, organizational session for 1998, New York, 22 Jan. and 3 and 6 Feb. 1998; resumed organizational session for 1998, New York, 7 May 1998; substantive session of 1998, New York, 6-31 July and 5 Aug. 1998; resumed substantive session of 1998, New York, 16 Dec. 1998 - E/1998/98 - p. 44-45 - (ESCOR, 1998, Suppl. no. 1).