Science and Peace: United Nations Resolution

At the 71st plenary meeting, December 6, 1988, the following resolution was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly.

The General Assembly…

  1. Decides to proclaim the “International Week of Science and Peace” which will take place each year during the week in which November 11 falls;
  2. Urges Member States and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations to encourage universities and other institutions of advanced studies, scientific academies and institutes, and professional associations and individuals in the scientific community to hold, during that week, lectures, seminars, special debates and other activities conducive to the study and dissemination of information on the links between progress in science and technology and the maintenance of peace and security;
  3. Urges Member States to promote international cooperation among scientists by facilitating exchanges of experts and information;
  4. Requests the Secretary-General to draw the attention of Member States and interested organizations to the importance of the International Week of Science and Peace and invite them to report to him on their activities and initiatives in connection with this event, and to report thereon to the General Assembly at its forty-fifth session.