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11/6. Arms and the environmental

The Governing Council,

Recalling General Assembly resolutions 35/8 of 30 October 1980 and 36/7 of October 1981, Governing Council decisions 9/4 of 25 May 1981 and 9/8 of y 1981, resolution III of 18 May 1982 adopted at the session of a special rater and decision 10/13 of 31 May 1982,

Aware that the continuing increase in the production, stockpiling and risk of so of weapons of mass destruction and the development of new types of weapons not pose a major threat to the environment and even to life on earth, but also eat for limited resources that could be better used for constructive purposes, including development.

1. Appeals to Governments and the world community as a whole to do their utmost to halt the arms race and thereby prevent a major threat to man and his environment;

2. Notes with satisfaction the contribution in this field made by the organizations of the United Nations system, in particular the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, the World Health Organization, the World Meteorological Organization and the International Atomic Energy Agency and by other intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations;

3. Requests the Executive Director to take the necessary action for the implementation of the section on the arms race and the environment in the system-wide medium-term environment programme;.25/

4. Further requests the Executive Director to ensure, within available resources that the environmental implications of existing and new types of armaments and warfare are taken into account in the relevant documents discussed at the United Nations General Assembly and in the Committee of Disarmament;

5. Requests the Executive Director to report to it at its twelfth session on the implementation of the present decision.

8th meeting 23 May 1983