United Nations


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

6 December 1996


Fifty-first session
Agenda item 159


              [without reference to a Main Committee (A/51/L.23)]

            51/22.   Elimination of coercive economic
                     measures as a means of political and
                     economic compulsion

      The General Assembly,

      Guided by the principles of the Charter of the United Nations,
particularly those which call for the development of friendly
relations among nations, and the achievement of cooperation in solving
problems of an economic and social character,

      Recalling its numerous resolutions in which it called upon the
international community to take urgent and effective steps to end
coercive economic measures,

      Gravely concerned over the recent enactment of extraterritorial
coercive economic laws in contravention of the norms of international
law and the aims and purposes of the United Nations,

      Believing that the prompt elimination of such measures is
consistent with the aims and purposes of the United Nations and the
relevant provisions of the World Trade Organization,

      1.    Reaffirms the inalienable right of every State to economic
and social development and to choose the political, economic and
social system which it deems most appropriate for the welfare of its
people, in accordance with its national plans and policies;

      2.    Calls for the immediate repeal of unilateral
extraterritorial laws that impose sanctions on companies and nationals
of other States;

      3.    Calls upon all States not to recognize unilateral
extraterritorial coercive economic measures or legislative acts
imposed by any State;

      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;

      5.    Decides to include in the agenda of its fifty-second session
the  item entitled "Elimination of coercive economic measures as a
means of political and economic compulsion".

                                                          67th plenary meeting
                                                              27 November 1996


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