In the Fall of 1967, in the TwentySecond Session of the United Nations General Assembly, the Representative of Malta introduced a Resolution which called upon the General Assembly to take up a treaty which would reserve the deep ocean bed and its resources to the United Nations to be exploited for the benefit of the underdeveloped countries. This Resolution was placed on the agenda and was debated in Committee I and in the Assembly.
Robertson, Horace B. Jr.
"A Legal Regime for Resources of the Seabed and Subsoil of the Deep Sea,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 21
, Article 8.
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