United Nations


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

3 November 1993


                                                 48th plenary meeting
                                                 3 November 1993
   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,
      Taking note of the statement of the heads of State and Government at the
third Ibero-American Summit, held at Salvador, Brazil, on 15 and 16 July 1993,
concerning the need to eliminate the unilateral application of economic and
trade measures by one State against another for political purposes,
      Concerned about the continued 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
      Recalling its resolution 47/19 of 24 November 1992,
      Having learned that, since the adoption of resolution 47/19, further
measures of that nature aimed at strengthening and extending the economic,
commercial and financial embargo against Cuba have been promulgated and
applied, and concerned about the adverse effects of those measures on the
Cuban population,
      1.    Takes note of the report of the Secretary-General on the
implementation of resolution 47/19;
      2.    Reiterates its call to 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 which, inter alia, reaffirm the
freedom of trade and navigation;
      3.    Once again urges States that have and continue to apply such laws
and measures to take the necessary steps to repeal or invalidate them as soon
as possible in accordance with their legal regime;
      4.    Requests the Secretary-General, in consultation with the
appropriate organs and agencies of the United Nations system, to prepare a
report on the implementation of the present resolution in the light of the
purposes and principles of the Charter and international law, and to submit it
to the General Assembly at its forty-ninth session;
      5.    Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its forty-ninth
session the item entitled "Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and
financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba".