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A/RES/50/98


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

2 February 1996

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Fiftieth session
Agenda item 95 (a)


              RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

       [on the report of the Second Committee (A/50/617/Add.1)]


      50/98.    Ninth session of the United Nations Conference on
                Trade and Development


     The General Assembly,

     Recalling its resolution 1995 (XIX) of 30 December 1964, as
amended,  1/ on the establishment of the United Nations Conference
on Trade and Development as an organ of the General Assembly,

     Reaffirming its resolution 47/183 of 22 December 1992 in which
it, inter alia, emphasized the importance of the Cartagena Commitment, 2/
adopted by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
at its eighth session, held at Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, from 8
to 25 February 1992,

     Expressing its satisfaction with the early and unanimous
agreement reached by the Trade and Development Board, at the second
part of its forty-first session, on the development-oriented
provisional agenda for the ninth session of the United Nations
Conference on Trade and Development,  3/ pursuant to which, under
the unifying theme "Promoting growth and sustainable development in a
globalizing and liberalizing world economy", the Conference will be
addressing the following topics:

     (a)  Development policies and strategies in an increasingly
interdependent world economy in the 1990s and beyond:

          (i)  Assessment of the development proble'matique in the
               current context;

          (ii) Policies and strategies for the future;

     (b)  Promoting international trade as an instrument for
development in the post-Uruguay-Round world;

     (c)  Promoting enterprise development and competitiveness in
developing countries and countries in transition;

     (d)  Future work of the United Nations Conference on Trade and
Development in accordance with its mandate:  institutional
implications,

     Considering that the ninth session of the United Nations
Conference on Trade and Development is a major intergovernmental
economic and development event of 1996 within the United Nations,

     Taking note of the recommendation of the Trade and Development
Board that the ninth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade
and Development should be held at Midrand, Gauteng Province, South
Africa, from 27 April to 11 May 1996, preceded by a one-day meeting of
senior officials on 26 April 1996,

     1.   Welcomes with appreciation the generous offer made by the
Government of South Africa to host the ninth session of the United
Nations Conference on Trade and Development;

     2.   Decides to convene the ninth session of the United Nations
Conference on Trade and Development at Midrand, Gauteng Province,
South Africa, from 27 April to 11 May 1996, to be preceded by a one-
day meeting of senior officials at the same place on 26 April 1996;

     3.   Stresses the crucial importance of the ninth session of the
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development in considering the
topics of its provisional agenda, 3/ and affirms the need to achieve
through the session a constructive and action-oriented outcome;

     4.   Calls upon all Governments to ensure their full
participation, at the highest possible political level, in the ninth
session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development;

     5.   Invites the Secretary-General to establish a fund to which
voluntary contributions can be made with a view to contributing to the
participation of representatives of the least developed countries in
the ninth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and
Development;

     6.   Urges all Governments to take appropriate steps to ensure
adequate preparations at the national, regional and interregional
levels and within the framework of the permanent machinery of the
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development for the purpose of
facilitating a positive and action-oriented outcome.

                                             96th plenary meeting
                                                 20 December 1995


                              Notes

1/   See resolutions 2904 A (XXVII), 31/2 A and B and 34/3.

2/   See Proceedings of the United Nations Conference on Trade
and Development, Eighth Session, Report and Annexes (TD/364/Rev.1)
(United Nations publication, Sales No. E.93.II.D.5), part one,
sect. A.

3/   See A/50/15 (Vol. I), chap. I, sect. A.

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