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Volume 201: debated on Wednesday 15 January 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what contribution was made by United Kingdom experts to the United Nations study, "Verification in all its Aspects; a Study on the Role of the United Nations in the Field of Verification", documents A/451372, presented to the General Assembly in August 1990; and what subsequent developments there have been arising from the report that affected United Kingdom policy on international verification.

A consultant from the Verification Technology Information Centre (VERTIC) was appointed to the United Nations Secretary-General's governmental experts' study on the role of the United Nations in the field of verification. The United Kingdom made a significant contribution to the successful outcome of the study.The experts' report was considered at the United Nations General Assembly's --45th session. Resolution 45/63, adopted without vote, requested member states to give active consideration to the experts' proposals and asked the United Nations Secretary-General to report the outcome at the Assembly's 47th session in 1992.