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Distr: General
17 October 1963
Original: English

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Eighteenth session
Agenda item 26

Resolution adopted by the General Assembly

1884 (XVIII). Question of general and complete disarmament

The General Assembly,

Recalling its resolution 1721 A (XVI) of 20 December 1961, in which it expressed the belief that the exploration and use of outer space should be only for the betterment of mankind,

Determined to take steps to prevent the spread of the arms race to outer space,

1.Welcomes the expressions by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the United States of America of their intention not to station in outer space any objects carrying nuclear weapons or other kinds of weapons of mass destruction;

2.Solemnly calls upon all States:

  1. To refrain from placing in orbit around the earth any objects carrying nuclear weapons or any other kinds of weapons of mass destruction, installing such weapons on celestial bodies, or stationing such weapons in outer space in any other manner;

  2. To refrain from causing, encouraging or in any way participating in the conduct of the foregoing activities.

1244th plenary meeting
17 October 1963