United Nations

A/51/154


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

4 June 1996

ORIGINAL:
SPANISH


                                                        A/51/154


Fifty-first session
Items 27, 46, 54, 55, 97 (g) and
  151 of the preliminary list *

  * A/51/50.


NECESSITY OF ENDING THE ECONOMIC, COMMERCIAL AND
FINANCIAL EMBARGO IMPOSED BY THE UNITED STATES  
OF AMERICA AGAINST CUBA

RESTRUCTURING AND REVITALIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
IN THE ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND RELATED FIELDS

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RESOLUTIONS OF THE UNITED NATIONS

LAUNCHING OF GLOBAL NEGOTIATIONS ON INTERNATIONAL 
ECONOMIC COOPERATION FOR DEVELOPMENT

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC  
COOPERATION:  IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROGRAMME OF    
ACTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON POPULATION
AND DEVELOPMENT

REPORT OF THE UNITED NATIONS COMMISSION ON
INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW ON THE WORK OF ITS
TWENTY-NINTH SESSION

Letter dated 21 May 1996 from the Permanent Representative
of Colombia to the United Nations addressed to the        
Secretary-General


     I am pleased to transmit to you herewith the text of the
Communique' issued by the Ministers for Foreign Affairs and heads of
delegation of the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries on the occasion of
the Meeting of the Ministerial Committee on Methodology, held at
Cartagena de Indias on 15 and 16 May 1996.

     I should be grateful if you have this letter and its annex
distributed as an official document of the General Assembly under
items 27, 46, 54, 55, 97 (g) and 151 of the preliminary list.


                                          (Signed) Julio LONDON~O-PAREDES
                                                   Ambassador
                                                   Permanent Representative


                                     ANNEX

                                                          [Original:  English]

Communique' by the Ministers for Foreign Affairs and heads of
delegation of the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries on the  
occasion of the Meeting of the Ministerial Committee on     
Methodology, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, 15-16 May 1996  


     On the occasion of the Meeting of the Ministerial Committee, the
Ministers for Foreign Affairs and heads of delegation of the Movement
of Non-Aligned Countries adopted the Cartagena Document on
Methodology, which brings the structures and methods of work of the
Movement up to date in view of the new international realities, with
the objective of strengthening the Movement.  They highlighted the
significant role that the non-aligned countries have continued to play
actively and effectively on the international scene since the last
summit that took place in Cartagena de Indias, in October 1995.

     The Ministerial Meeting reiterated its pledge to continue to
explore ways and means of enhancing the role of the Movement and
requested that a working group be established to that effect.  The
Ministerial Meeting reiterated the importance of coordinating the
action of the non-aligned countries in all the organs of the United
Nations, including the Security Council.

     The Ministers for Foreign Affairs and heads of delegation also
acknowledged the leadership that the Movement has undertaken in the
face of the most important and current issues on the agenda of the
United Nations, where its vigour, its relevance and its important and
indispensable role in the process of strengthening of the United
Nations system have been evident, stressing also that where the
Movement has acted in unison, significant results have been realized. 
They therefore called upon members of the Movement to redouble their
efforts in this regard.

     They emphasized that the world needs a new kind of cooperation on
which an international order of greater justice and equity can be
reached.  Globalization and interdependence should not lead to
intervention.

     Furthermore, they rejected in the strongest terms the
extraterritorial application of the laws of any country in order to
evaluate or influence policies of other countries.  They also rejected
the use of coercive measures that have a tendency to restrict trade,
in violation of international norms in force.

     The Ministers for Foreign Affairs and heads of delegation also
expressed their confidence that the action requested of the Chairman
of the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries, currently His Excellency Dr.
Ernesto Samper Pizano, President of Colombia, of carrying out the
important endeavour of conveying to the heads of State or Government
of the Group of Seven that will meet in Lyons, France, the positions
and concerns of the countries of the Movement on issues related to
economic and social development, will be crowned with success.

     The Ministers for Foreign Affairs and heads of delegation of the
Movement of Non-Aligned Countries reiterated their total and
enthusiastic support to the actions being undertaken by President
Ernesto Samper Pizano and by the Government of Colombia in their
capacity as Chairman of the Movement, and they expressed to them and
to the City of Cartagena de Indias their gratitude for the warm
welcome and hospitality extended to them on the occasion of the
Meeting of the Ministerial Committee on Methodology.


Cartagena de Indias, 16 May 1996.


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