United Nations


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

24 November 1992


                                                 70th plenary meeting
                                                 24 November 1992
  Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo
        imposed by the United States of America against Cuba
     The General Assembly,
     Determined to encourage strict compliance with the purposes and
principles enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations,
     Reaffirming, among other principles, the sovereign equality of States,
non-intervention and non-interference in their internal affairs and freedom of
trade and international navigation, which are also enshrined in many
international legal instruments,
     Concerned about the promulgation and application by Member States of laws
and regulations whose extraterritorial effects affect the sovereignty of other
States and the legitimate interests of entities or persons under their
jurisdiction, as well as the freedom of trade and navigation,
     Having learned of the recent promulgation of measures of that nature
aimed at strengthening and extending the economic, commercial and financial
embargo against Cuba,
     1.   Calls upon all States to refrain from promulgating and applying laws
and measures of the kind referred to in the preamble to the present resolution
in conformity with their obligations under the Charter of the United Nations
and international law and with the commitments that they have freely entered
into in acceding to international legal instruments that, inter alia, reaffirm
the freedom of trade and navigation;
     2.   Urges States that have such laws or measures to take the necessary
steps to repeal or invalidate them as soon as possible in accordance with
their legal regime;
     3.   Requests the Secretary-General to submit to the General Assembly at
its forty-eighth session a report on the implementation of the present
     4.   Decides to include the item in the provisional agenda of its
forty-eighth session.