The General Assembly,
Noting that the advance of science and technology has enhanced the knowledge of, and interest in, the peaceful uses of outer space and international co-operation in this important field, to the benefit of mankind and to the advantage of all States, whatever their level of economic and scientific development,
Aware of the need to ensure that the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space carries out its work in the most effective way,
1. Takes note of the request of a Member State for admission to membership in the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space;1
2. Decides, accordingly, to increase the membership of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space from forty-seven to forty-eight;
1. Takes note of the fact that other States have expressed interest in becoming members of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space;2
2. Decides to expand the membership of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space from forty-eight to a maximum of fifty-three;
3. Requests the President of the General Assembly, after consultation with the regional groups, to appoint no more than five new members of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.
50th plenary meeting
3 November 1980
The President of the General Assembly subsequently informed the Secretary-General3 that, in accordance with section II, paragraph 3, of the above resolution, he had named SPAIN, the SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC, the UPPER VOLTA, URUGUAY and VIET NAM as additional members of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, and that he had also appointed GREECE as a member of the Committee to fill the vacancy caused by the withdrawal of TURKEY.
As a result of the above appointments, the Committee is composed of the following Member States: ALBANIA, ARGENTINA, AUSTRALIA, AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, BENIN, BRAZIL, BULGARIA, CANADA, CHAD, CHILE, CHINA, COLOMBIA, CZECHOSLOVAKIA, ECUADOR, EGYPT, FRANCE, GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC, GERMANY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF, GREECE, HUNGARY, INDIA, INDONESIA, IRAN, IRAQ, ITALY, JAPAN, KENYA, LEBANON, MEXICO, MONGOLIA, MOROCCO, NETHERLANDS, NIGER, NIGERIA, PAKISTAN, PHILIPPINES, POLAND, ROMANIA, SIERRA LEONE, SPAIN, SUDAN, SWEDEN, SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC, UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS, UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND, UNITED REPUBLIC OF CAMAROON, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, UPPER VOLTA, URUGUAY, VENEZUELA, VIET NAM and YUGOSLAVIA.
2. See A/SPC/35/5