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315 4 (XXVIII) . Effects of atomic radiation A The General Assembly, Recalling its resolution 3063 (XXVIII ) of 9 Novem­ ber 1973, in which it requested a special report from the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation, and in view of the anxieties ex­ pressed by the representatives of various Member States concerning pollution of the environment by ioniz­ ing radiation emanating from tests of nuclear weapons, Noting with appreciation the special report submit­ ted by the Scientific Committee, 2 7 Noting with concern that there has been additional radio-active fall-out resulting in additions to the total doses of ionizing radiation since the Scientific Com­ mittee prepared its last report, 2 8 Reaffirming its deep apprehension concerning the harmful consequences of nuclear weapon tests for die acceleration of the arms race and for the health of present and future generations, 1. Deplores environmental pollution by ionizing radiation from the testing of nuclear weapons; 2. Requests the United Nations Scientific Com­ mittee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation to continue its work, including its co-ordination activities, to in­ crease knowledge of the levels and effects of atomic radiation from all sources. 2202nd plenary meeting 14 December 1973 B The General Assembly, Recalling its resolution 913 (X) of 3 December 1955, by which it established the United Nations Sci­ entific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation, and its subsequent resolutions on the subject, in par­ ticular resolution 3063 (XXVIII ) of 9 November 1973, Reaffirming the desirability of the Scientific Com­ mittee continuing its work, Concerned about the potentially harmful effects on present and future generations resulting from the levels of radiation to which man is exposed, Conscious of the continued need for compiling in­ formation about atomic radiation and for analysing its effects on man and his environment, Recalling that, as recognized in General Assembly resolution 2905 (XXVII ) of 17 October 1972, the Scientific Committee can become an element of value in the United Nations Environment Programme, Expressing regret that the Scientific Committee had very little time and information available to it in pre­ paring for its special session, 1. Notes with appreciation the special report sub­ mitted by the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation; 2 9 27 A/9349. 2 8 Official Records of the General Assembly, Twenty-seventh Session, Supplement No. 25 (A/8725 and Corr.l). 2 8 A/9349. 2. Commends the Scientific Committee for the val­ uable contributions it has made since its inception to wider knowledge and understanding of the levels and effects of atomic radiation; 3. Requests the Scientific Committee to continue its work, including its co-ordination activities, to in­ crease knowledge of the levels and effects of atomic radiation from all sources; 4. Requests the Scientific Committee in particular to continue at its twenty-third session, to be held in October 1974, to review and assess the levels, effects and risks of radiation from all sources and to report to the General Assembly at its twenty-ninth session; 5. Requests the Secretary-General to continue to provide the Scientific Committee with the assistance necessary for the conduct of its work and the dissem­ ination of its findings to the public. 2202nd plenary meeting 14 December 1973 C The General Assembly, Recalling its resolution 913 (X) of 3 December 1955, by which it established the United Nations Sci­ entific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation, and its subsequent resolutions on the subject, Recognizing the valuable contribution made by the Scientific Committee to wider knowledge and under­ standing of the levels and effects of atomic radiation, Concerned about the potentially harmful effects on present and future generations resulting from the atomic radiation to which man and natural resources are exposed, Noting with concern that nuclear weapon tests are still being conducted in the atmosphere and other en­ vironments, Conscious of the need for the Governments of Mem­ ber States to commit themselves to giving the Scientific Committee the greatest possible co-operation in order that its work may be more effective, Recalling its resolution 3063 (XXVIII ) of 9 Novem­ ber 1973, by which it decided to consider means of enhancing the effectiveness of the Scientific Committee, 1. Decides to increase the membership of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation to a maximum of twenty, while reaflSrming the need for the members of the Committee to be rep­ resented by scientists; 2. Invites the Governments which desire to partici­ pate in the Scientific Committee and are able to con­ tribute to its work to inform the President of the Gen­ eral Assembly, through the Secretary-General, before 15 February 1974; in the event that more than five Governments inform the President of the Assembly of their desire to become part of the Scientific Committee, the new members of the Committee will be selected by the President of the Assembly, in consultation with the chairmen of the regional groups, on the basis of an equitable geographical distribution; 3. Urges the Scientific Committee to request from Member States, as frequently as may be necessary, the Resolutions adopted on the reports of the Special Political Committee 35 detailed information which it needs to assist it in its work; 4. Authorizes the Scientific Committee, in response to a request by the Government of a country which is situated in an area of nuclear arms testing or which considers that it is exposed to atomic radiation by reason of such testing, to appoint a group of experts from among its members for the purpose of visiting that country, at the latter's expense, and of consulting with its scientific authorities and informing the Committee or the consultations; 5. Urges the specialized agencies and other United Nations bodies and invites the non-governmental or­ ganizations in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council to assist the Scientific Committee in its work; 6. Requests the Secretary-General to provide the Scientific Committee with the administrative assistance necessary for the efficient conduct of its work. 2202nd plenary meeting 14 December 1973System is unable to extract text from pdf file. Most probably pdf file should go through OCR. For technical questions, please contact CADT: cadt@unvienna.org or UNOV Helpdesk: unov.helpdesk@unvienna.org, +43 (1) 26060 Ext.4200. On questions concerning OCR, please contact Linguistic Support: linguistic.support@unvienna.org