United Nations


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

3 February 1997


Fifty-first session
Agenda item 96 (b)(ii)


           [on the report of the Second Committee (A/51/604/Add.2)]

            51/174.     Renewal of the dialogue on
                        strengthening international economic
                        cooperation for development through

      The General Assembly,

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

      Taking into consideration the note by the Secretary-General, 1/

      1.    Reaffirms its resolutions 48/165 of 21 December 1993, 49/95
of 19 December 1994 and 50/122 of 20 December 1995 on renewal of the
dialogue on strengthening international economic cooperation for
development through partnership;

      2.    Reaffirms the importance of the dialogue on economic and
development issues between the developed and the developing countries;

      3.    Agrees to defer the holding of the high-level dialogue for a
period of two days until the fifty-second session of the General
Assembly - the date, modalities and focus of the discussion to be
decided by the President of the General Assembly through consultation
with Member States, bearing in mind General Assembly decision 50/490
of 16 September 1996 and taking into account the progress and results
achieved in the work of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group of the
General Assembly on an Agenda for Development, 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, all relevant parts of the United
Nations system, relevant organizations and other development actors,
to make initial preparations for such a dialogue;

      4.    Requests the Secretary-General to submit to the General
Assembly at its fifty-second session a report on the implementation of
the present resolution, including further recommendations for
enhancing the dialogue and an assessment of the ongoing efforts for
its strengthening, such as the outcome of the discussions in the Ad
Hoc Open-ended Working Group, possible future themes for dialogue, and
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 the agenda for

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

                                                          86th plenary meeting
                                                              16 December 1996


1/    A/51/485.


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