TitleUrgent need for a comprehensive nuclear-test-ban treaty : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly.
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Urges the following actions be taken in order that a comprehensive nuclear-test-ban treaty may be concluded at an early date: (a) the Conference on Disarmament should intensify its consideration of item 1 of its agenda entitled "Nuclear test ban", and initiate substantive work on all aspects of a nuclear-test-ban treaty at the beginning of its 1990 session; (b) States members of the Conference on Disarmament and all other States should co-operate in order to facilitate and promote such work; (c) the nuclear-weapon States should agree promptly to appropriate verifiable and militarily significant interim measures; (d) those nuclear-weapon States which have not yet done so should adhere to the Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapon Tests in the Atmosphere, in Outer Space and under Water; urges the Conference on Disarmament: (a) to take immediate steps for the establishment of an international seismic monitoring network with a view to the further development of its potential to monitor and verify compliance with a comprehensive nuclear-test-ban treaty; (b) to take into account the progress achieved by the Ad Hoc Group of Scientific Experts to Consider International Co-operative Measures to Detect and Identify Seismic Events; (c) to encourage the widest possible participation by States in the technical test that will take place in 1990 concerning the global exchange and analysis of seismic data; (d) to initiate detailed investigation of other measures to monitor and verify compliance with such a treaty, including an international network to monitor atmospheric radioactivity.
Adopted at the 81st plenary meeting, 15 Dec. 1989. In: Resolutions and decisions adopted by the General Assembly during its 44th session, Volume 1, 19 September-29 December 1989. - A/44/49. - 1990. - p. 56-57. - (GAOR, 44th sess., Suppl. no. 49).