Created September 06, 1996


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Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

The General Assembly,

Recalling its resolution 50/65 of 12 December 1995, in which the Assembly declared its readiness to resume consideration of the item "Comprehensive test-ban treaty", as necessary, before its fifty-first session in order to endorse the text of a comprehensive nuclear-test-ban treaty,

1. Adopts the comprehensive nuclear-test-ban treaty, as contained in document A/50/1027;

2. Requests the Secretary-General, as depositary of the treaty, to open it for signature, at United Nations Headquarters, at the earliest possible date;

3. Calls upon all States to sign and, thereafter, according to their respective constitutional processes, to become parties to the treaty at the earliest possible date;

4. Requests the Secretary-General, as depositary of the treaty, to report to the General Assembly at its fifty-second session on the status of signature and ratifications of the treaty.