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A/RES/40/184


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17 December 1985

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                                                       A/RES/40/184
                                                       17 December 1985
                                                       119th plenary meeting
 
       International code of conduct on the transfer of technology
 
     The General Assembly,
 
     Recalling its resolution 38/153 of 19 December 1983,
 
     Taking note of the decision adopted by the United Nations Conference on
an International Code of Conduct on the Transfer of Technology at its sixth
session, in which it requested the General Assembly to take the measures
necessary for further action, including the possible reconvening of
negotiations on an international code of conduct on the transfer of
technology,
 
     1.   Notes that progress has been made in the negotiations on an
international code of conduct on the transfer of technology but that there are
still important problems outstanding;
 
     2.   Further notes that at the sixth session of the United Nations
Conference on an International Code of Conduct on the Transfer of Technology,
progress was made in identifying common ground, as well as divergences, in
respect of the issues outstanding in chapter 4 of the draft code, on
restrictive practices, and in chapter 9, on applicable law and settlement of
disputes;
 
     3.   Believes that further work, continuing the genuine efforts made by
all parties concerned, is required to search for possible solutions to the
outstanding issues in order to complete successfully the negotiations on a
code of conduct;
 
     4.   Invites the Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on
Trade and Development and the President of the United Nations Conference on an
International Code of Conduct on the Transfer of Technology to consult, as
appropriate, with regional groups and Governments, taking into account the
need for balanced geographical representation, with a view to identifying
appropriate solutions to the issues outstanding in the code of conduct;
 
     5.   Further invites the Secretary-General of the United Nations
Conference on Trade and Development to report to the General Assembly at its
forty-first session on the progress made in the consultations referred to in
paragraph 4 above and decides to take, at that session, further action on the
negotiations on an international code of conduct on the transfer of
technology.