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A/RES/50/122


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

23 February 1996

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Fiftieth session
Agenda item 100


                  RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

              [on the report of the Second Committee (A/50/622)]


            50/122.  Renewal of the dialogue on strengthening
                     international economic cooperation for 
                     development through partnership

      The General Assembly,

      Recalling its resolutions 48/165 of 21 December 1993 and 49/95 of
19 December 1994 on renewal of the dialogue on strengthening
international economic cooperation for development through
partnership,

      Noting with appreciation the efforts of the Secretary-General to
encourage a constructive dialogue for enhancing development and to
facilitate actions in that regard,

      Noting also the ongoing work of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working
Group of the General Assembly on an Agenda for Development,

      Recognizing that the continued trend towards deepening
interdependence among countries and the increasing globalization of
economic issues and problems present risks and uncertainties as well
as opportunities and challenges for dialogue on international economic
cooperation,

      1.    Takes note of the report of the Secretary-General on renewal
of the dialogue on strengthening international economic cooperation
for development through partnership;  1/

      2.    Reaffirms that such a dialogue should be conducted in
response to the imperatives of mutual interests and benefits, genuine
interdependence, shared responsibility and the partnership for
achieving sustained economic growth and sustainable development as
well as improving the international economic environment that is
conducive to such development, and that the United Nations should
reinforce its activities in order to facilitate such a dialogue;

      3.    Stresses the need to put development at the centre of United
Nations activities and that the United Nations has a central role to
play in promoting international economic cooperation for development
and in bringing development issues to the attention of the
international community;

      4.    Recognizes that the ongoing discussions in the Ad Hoc Open-
ended Working Group of the General Assembly on an Agenda for
Development and its outcome aim at strengthening constructive dialogue
with a view to enhancing and revitalizing international economic
cooperation for development through increased partnership among and
between countries;

      5.    Agrees to hold a high-level dialogue for a period of two
days at the fifty-first session of the General Assembly - the date,
modalities and focus of the discussion to be decided on in the context
of the outcome of the work of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on
an Agenda for Development and the decision taken on the adoption of
the agenda - on the theme of the social and economic impact of
globalization and interdependence and their policy implications, and
requests the Secretary-General, in close cooperation with Governments,
relevant organizations and other development actors, to make initial
preparations for such a dialogue;

      6.    Requests the Secretary-General to submit further
recommendations for enhancing the dialogue, taking into consideration
agreed conclusions 1995/1 of 28 July 1995 of the Economic and Social
Council on coordinated follow-up by the United Nations system and
implementation of the results of the major international conferences
organized by the United Nations in the economic, social and related
fields,  2/ the outcome of the ongoing discussions in the Ad Hoc
Open-ended Working Group on an Agenda for Development, and on
restructuring and revitalization of the United Nations in the
economic, social and related fields;

      7.    Also requests the Secretary-General to submit to the General
Assembly at its fifty-first session for its consideration,
recommendations on possible future themes for dialogue, including the
issues of regional integration and of new information technology and
the global economy;

      8.    Further requests the Secretary-General to elaborate his
proposals to convene special sessions of the General Assembly, on
major issues relevant to the dialogue on international economic
cooperation for development, including those identified in an agenda
for development;

      9.    Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-
first session, under the item entitled "Agenda for development", a
sub-item entitled "Renewal of the dialogue on strengthening
international economic cooperation for development through
partnership".

                                                          96th plenary meeting
                                                              20 December 1995


                                     Notes

1/          A/50/480.

2/          See A/50/3, chap. III, para. 22.

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