The Special Committee on the Definition of Aggression approved by consensus this morning a draft definition of aggression. The draft, which will be submitted to the General Assembly at its next regular session in September, is the product of six years of work in the Committee and follows attempts dating back to the League of Nations to reach agreement on the meaning of aggression in international law. The draft definition is contained in the report of the Committee's Working Group, which held nine closed meetings between 12 March and 11 April. The Group's report was read out this morning by its Chairman, Bengt Broms (Finland). All 35 members of the Committee were entitled to be represented in the Working Group.
Members of the Special Committee photographed as they assembled behind the presiding table.