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102 (V). Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques

The Governing Council,

Recalling General Assembly resolution 31/72 of 10 December 1976,

Noting with satisfaction the opening for signature of the Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques, annexed to the resolution,

Bearing in mind ' the extremely harmful effects of environmental modification techniques, if used for military or any other hostile purpose,

Bearing also in mind that appropriate use of environmental modification techniques for peaceful purposes can serve the progress and welfare of mankind,

Recalling the principles set forth in the Declaration of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, 71/

Calling attention to the provisions of article III of the Convention,

1. Welcomes the Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques annexed to General Assembly resolution 31/72;

2. Expresses its hope that the greatest possible number of States will soon adhere to the Convention;

3. Requests Member States to facilitate exchanges of information on the use of environmental modification techniques for peaceful purposes.