§ The General Assembly,
§ Recalling its resolutions 40/152 K of 16 December 1985 and 41/86 C of 4 December 1986,
§ Reaffirming the valuable contribution that United Nations studies can make to the discussion and consideration of disarmament issues,
§ Noting with appreciation the views of Member States contained in the reports of the Secretary-General.
§ Taking into consideration that the Advisory Board on Disarmament Studies also functions as the Board of Trustees of the United Nations for Disarmament Research.
§ Noting that the establishment of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research offers new opportunities regarding research in the field of disarmament,
§ Takes note with appreciation of the report of the Advisory Board on Disarmament Studies;
§ Affirms that the final decision on how United Nations disarmament studies should be prepared rests with the General Assembly;
§ Takes note of the conclusion of the Advisory Board that consensus should be the normal practice in study groups, but that the expression of differing opinions where views cannot be reconciled should be permitted;
§ Invites Member States to take note of the conclusions and recommendations of the Advisory Board in presenting proposals for disarmament studies or research.