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101 (V). Study of the problem of the material remnants of wars, particularly mines, and their effect on the environment

The Governing Council,

Recalling paragraph 5 of General Assembly resolution 3435 (XXX) of 9 December 1975 and paragraph 5 of General Assembly resolution 31/III of 16 December 1976,

Recalling further its decision 80 (IV) of 9 April 1976, particularly paragraph 4,

Having considered the report of the Executive Director 70/ on the study of the problem of the material remnants of wars, particularly mines, and their effect on the environment,

1. Affirms that material remnants of wars can have lasting harmful effects on people, animal population, vegetation, water, land and the ecosystem as a whole;

2. Requests the Executive Director, on behalf of the Governing Council, to transmit the study of the material remnants of wars, particularly mines, and their effect on the environment to the General Assembly at its thirty-second session-,'

3. Requests the Executive Director to continue his consultations with Governments with a view to implementing paragraph 4 of decision 80 (IV), and to report to the Governing Council at its sixth session on the results of these consultations;

4. Further requests the Executive Director, in accordance with paragraph 5 of decision 80 (IV), to continue to render assistance in the field of environmental protection to States, upon request, in preparing their own programmes for the elimination of mines in their territories.