Agenda items 12, 87, 88, 89, 90,
91, 92, 93, 95, 154 and 158
REPORT OF THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL
MACROECONOMIC POLICY QUESTIONS
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC COOPERATION
ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
OPERATIONAL ACTIVITIES FOR DEVELOPMENT
TRAINING AND RESEARCH
AGENDA FOR DEVELOPMENT
ELIMINATION OF RACISM AND RACIAL DISCRIMINATION
SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT, INCLUDING QUESTIONS RELATING TO THE WORLD SOCIAL
SITUATION AND TO YOUTH, AGEING, DISABLED PERSONS AND THE FAMILY
UNITED NATIONS NEW AGENDA FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF AFRICA IN THE 1990s
REPORT OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT
Letter dated 3 October 1994 from the Permanent Representative of
Algeria to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General
I have the honour to transmit herewith the Ministerial Declaration of the Group of 77 adopted on the occasion of the eighteenth annual Ministerial Meeting of the Group of 77, held at United Nations Headquarters in New York on 30 September 1994 (see annex).
On behalf of the Group of 77, I would highly appreciate if you would arrange for the present letter and its annex to be circulated as a document of the General Assembly, under agenda items 12, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 95, 154 and 158.
(Signed) Ramtane LAMAMRA
Ambassador and Permanent Representative
of Algeria to the United Nations
Chairman of the Group of 77
Ministerial Declaration of the Group of 77,
adopted on 30 September 1994
1. The eighteenth annual Meeting of the Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the Group of 77 was held in New York on 30 September 1994.
26. The Ministers noted the initiation of Palestinian self-government arrangements in the Gaza Strip and Jericho area and called for the speedy extension of Palestinian self-government arrangements to encompass the entire occupied territories in implementation of the Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements. In that regard, they reaffirmed their support of the Palestinian people as they strive to attain their inalienable rights, including the right to establish an independent State on their national soil, including Jerusalem. They also reaffirmed the permanent responsibility of the United Nations towards the question of Palestine. They emphasized the need for international assistance to support Palestinian development efforts in the economic and social fields. The Ministers also reaffirmed their support for the peace process initiated at the Peace Conference on the Middle East held at Madrid, which aimed at achieving a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East based on Security Council resolutions 242 (1967), 338 (1973) and 425 (1978) and the principle of land for peace.