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UNITED
NATIONS
A

        General Assembly
Distr.
GENERAL
A/41/817
12 November 1986

ENGLISH
ORIGINAL: FRENCH

Forty-first session
Agenda item 49



ESTABLISHMENT OF A NUCLEAR-WEAPON-FREE ZONE
IN THE REGION OF THE MIDDLE EAST


Report of the First Committee

Rapporteur: Mr. Doulaye Corentin KI (Burkina Paso)


I. INTRODUCTION

1. The item entitled "Establishment or a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the region of the Middle East: report of the Secretary-General" was included in the provisional agenda of the forty-first session in accordance with General Assembly resolution 40/82 of 12 December 1985.

2. At its 3rd plenary meeting, on 20 September 1986, the General Assembly, on the recommendation of the General Committee, decided to include the item in its agenda and to allocate it to the First Committee.

3. At its 2nd meeting, on 8 October, the First Committee decided to hold a general debate on the disarmament items allocated to it, followed by statements on specific disarmament agenda items and continuation of general debate, as necessary. The deliberations on those items, namely items 46 to 65 and item 144, took place between the 3rd and the 32nd meetings, from 13 October to 4 November (see A/C.1/41/PV.3-32).

4. In connection with item 49, the First Committee had before it the following documents:
II. CONSIDERATION OF DRAFT RESOLUTION A/C.1/41/L.19


5. On 29 October 1986, Egypt submitted a draft resolution entitled "Establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the region of the Middle East" (A/C.1/41/L.19), which was introduced by its representative at the 35th meeting, on 6 November.

6. At its 39th meeting, on 11 November, the Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.1/41/L.19 without a vote (see para. 7).

III. RECOMMENDATION OF THE FIRST COMMITTEE

7. The First Committee recommends to the General Assembly the adoption of the following draft resolution:


Establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone
in the region of the Middle East

Notes


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