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A/51/604/Add.1


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

5 December 1996

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General Assembly
Fifty-first session
Agenda item 96 (a)


         SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC COOPERATION:
         IMPLEMENTATION AND FOLLOW-UP TO MAJOR CONSENSUS AGREEMENTS ON
                                  DEVELOPMENT

                  Report of the Second Committee (Part II) *

(*  The report of the Committee on this item will be issued in several
parts, under the symbol A/51/604 and addenda.)


          Rapporteur:  Ms. Silvia Cristina CORADO-CUEVAS (Guatemala)


                               I.  INTRODUCTION

1.   The Second Committee held a substantive debate on agenda item 96
(see A/51/604, para. 2).  Action on sub-item (a) was taken at the 27th
and 36th meetings, on 6 and 25 November 1996.  An account of the
Committee's consideration of the sub-item is contained in the relevant
summary records (A/C.2/51/SR.27 and 36).


        II.  CONSIDERATION OF DRAFT RESOLUTIONS A/C.2/51/L.13 and L.32

2.   At the 27th meeting, on 6 November, the representative of Costa
Rica, on behalf of the States Members that are members of the Group of
77 and China, introduced a draft resolution (A/C.2/51/L.13) entitled
"Implementation of the commitments and policies agreed upon in the
Declaration on International Economic Cooperation, in particular the
Revitalization of Economic Growth and Development of the Developing
Countries, and implementation of the International Development
Strategy for the Fourth United Nations Development Decade", which
read:



         "The General Assembly,

         "Reaffirming the importance and continued validity of the
     Declaration on International Economic Cooperation, in particular
     the Revitalization of Economic Growth and Development of the
     Developing Countries, contained in the annex to its resolution
     S-18/3 of 1 May 1990, and the International Development Strategy
     for the Fourth United Nations Development Decade, contained in the
     annex to its resolution 45/199 of 21 December 1990,

         "Recalling its resolutions 46/144 of 17 December 1991, 47/152
     of 18 December 1992, 48/185 of 21 December 1993 and 49/92 of 19
     December 1994 on the implementation of the Declaration and the
     Strategy,

         "Aware that the Declaration, the Strategy and the agenda for
     development are mutually supportive and closely interlinked in
     promoting sustained economic growth and sustainable development in
     the developing countries,

         "1.   Takes note of the report submitted by the
     Secretary-General on the Implementation of the Declaration on
     International Economic Cooperation, in particular the
     Revitalization of Economic Growth and Development of the
     Developing Countries and the International Development Strategy
     for the Fourth United Nations Development Decade;

         "2.  Recognizes the need to strengthen the implementation of
     the Declaration and the Strategy in the remaining years of the
     1990s to ensure that the decade will indeed be one of accelerated
     development in the developing countries and strengthened
     international economic cooperation;

         "3.   Emphasizes the need to identify those commitments and
     agreements that are not fully implemented and the constraints to
     implementation, and recognizes, in this context, the need to
     address, as a matter of priority, the issues of flow of resources,
     debt, trade and market access for developing countries, and their
     effective participation in international economic decision-making;

         "4.   Recognizes the need to provide particular support to
     those least developed countries suffering a deteriorating economic
     situation;

         "5.   Encourages Member States that have not yet submitted
     their reports on the implementation of the commitments and
     policies agreed upon in the Declaration and the Strategy to do so;

         "6.   Requests the Secretary-General to submit to the General
     Assembly at its fifty-third session a progress report on the
     implementation of the Declaration and the Strategy, with
     particular emphasis on the relationship of the Declaration and the
     Strategy and their impact on development trends, and emerging
     experiences with and consensus on development strategies;

         "7.   Calls for the review and appraisal of the Declaration and
     the Strategy to be coordinated with the follow-up work of the
     major United Nations conferences as well as the agenda for
     development."

3.   At the 36th meeting, on 25 November, the Vice-Chairman of the
Committee, Mr. Mohammad Reza Hadji Karim Djabbary (Islamic Republic of
Iran), introduced a draft resolution (A/C.2/51/L.32), submitted on the
basis of informal consultations held on draft resolution
A/C.2/51/L.13.

4.   At the same meeting, the Committee adopted draft resolution
A/C.2/51/L.32 (see para. 7).

5.   After the adoption of the draft resolution, the representative of
the United States of America made a statement (see A/C.2/51/SR.36).

6.   In the light of the adoption of draft resolution A/C.2/51/L.32,
draft resolution A/C.2/51/L.13 was withdrawn by its sponsors.


                 III.  RECOMMENDATION OF THE SECOND COMMITTEE

7.   The Second Committee recommends to the General Assembly the
adoption of the following draft resolution:


          Implementation of the commitments and policies agreed upon
          in the Declaration on International Economic Cooperation,
          in particular the Revitalization of Economic Growth and
          Development of the Developing Countries, and implementation
          of the International Development Strategy for the Fourth
                       United Nations Development Decade

     The General Assembly,

     Reaffirming the importance and continued validity of the
Declaration on International Economic Cooperation, in particular the
Revitalization of Economic Growth and Development of the Developing
Countries, contained in the annex to its resolution S-18/3 of 1 May
1990, and the International Development Strategy for the Fourth United
Nations Development Decade, contained in the annex to its resolution
45/199 of 21 December 1990,

     Recalling its resolutions 46/144 of 17 December 1991, 47/152 of
18 December 1992, 48/185 of 21 December 1993 and 49/92 of 19 December
1994 on the implementation of the Declaration and the Strategy,

     Aware that the Declaration, the Strategy and the ongoing
discussion on an agenda for development are mutually supportive and
closely interlinked,

     1.  Takes note of the report of the Secretary-General on the
implementation of the Declaration on International Economic
Cooperation, in particular the Revitalization of Economic Growth and
Development of the Developing Countries and the International
Development Strategy for the Fourth United Nations Development
Decade; 1/

     2.  Recognizes the need to strengthen the implementation of the
Declaration and the Strategy in the remaining years of the 1990s so as
to ensure that the Decade will indeed be one of accelerated
development, in particular in the developing countries, and
strengthened international economic cooperation;

     3.  Calls upon Member States to identify and take follow-up
actions on those commitments and agreements that are not fully
implemented and on the constraints to implementation;

     4.  Recognizes the need to provide particular support to those
least developed countries suffering from a deteriorating economic
situation;

     5.  Requests the Secretary-General to submit to the General
Assembly at its fifty-third session a progress report on the
implementation of the Declaration and the Strategy, with particular
emphasis on their relationship with and impact on development trends,
and on emerging experiences with and consensus on development
strategies;

     6.  Encourages Member States to provide, as and when available,
reports and papers relevant to the implementation of the commitments
and policies agreed upon in the Declaration and the Strategy in order
to assist the Secretary-General in preparing the report called for
above;

     7.  Calls for the review and appraisal of the Declaration and the
Strategy to be coordinated with the follow-up work on major United
Nations conferences and the ongoing discussion on an agenda for
development.


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