United Nations


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

2 November 1995


                                                 48th plenary meeting
                                                 2 November 1995
            50/10. 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
international trade and navigation, which are also enshrined in many
international legal instruments,
      Recalling the statements of the heads of State or Government at the
Ibero-American Summits concerning the need to eliminate the unilateral
application of economic and trade measures by one State against another which
affect the free flow of international trade,
      Taking note of Decision 360 adopted on 13 July 1995 by the Twenty-first
Council of the Latin American Economic System, held at the ministerial level
at San Salvador, which urged that the economic, commercial and financial
embargo against Cuba be lifted,
      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 resolutions 47/19 of 24 November 1992, 48/16 of 3 November
1993 and 49/9 of 26 October 1994,
      Concerned that, since the adoption of its resolutions 47/19, 48/16 and
49/9, further measures of that nature aimed at strengthening and extending the
economic, commercial and financial embargo against Cuba continue to be
promulgated and applied, and concerned also about the adverse effects of such
measures on the Cuban people and on Cuban nationals living in other countries,
      1.    Takes note of the report of the Secretary-General of 20 September
1995 on the implementation of resolution 49/9;
      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 fifty-first session;
      5.    Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-first
session the item entitled "Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and
financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba".