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Economic and Social Council
5 October 1990
Agenda items 12, 23, 35, 40, 79, 80,
82, 83. 84, 86. 90. 108, 148. 151
REPORT OF THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL
QUESTION OF PALESTINE
THE SITUATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST
LAUNCHING OF GLOBAL NEGOTIATIONS ON INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC
CO-OPERATION FOB DEVELOPMENT
DEVELOPMENT AND INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION
UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT
INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION FOR THE ERADICATION OF POVERTY IN
EXTERNAL DEBT CRISIS AND DEVELOPMENT
OPERATIONAL ACTIVITIES FOR DEVELOPMENT
SPECIAL ECONOMIC AND DISASTER RELIEF ASSISTANCE
WORLD SOCIAL SITUATION
INTERNATIONAL ACTION TO COMBAT DRUG ABUSE AND ILLICIT TRAFFICKING
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE COMMITMENTS AND POLICIES FOR INTERNATIONAL
DEVELOPMENT CO-OPERATION AGREED UPON IN THE DECLARATION ON
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC COOPERATION, IN PARTICULAR THE
REVITALIZATION OF ECONOMIC GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE
CEREMONY FOR THE PRESENTATION OF THE DECLARATION AND PLAN OF ACTION
ADOPTED BY WORLD LEADERS AT THE WORLD SUMMIT FOR CHILDREN
Letter, dated 4 October 1990 from the Permanent Representative
Bolivia to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General
I have the honour to transmit herewith the declaration of the Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the member States of the Group of 77 adopted on 3 October 1990 on the occasion of their fourteenth annual mooting, held at United Nations Headquarters in Now York (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 an official document of • e General Assembly under agenda items 12, 23, 35, 40, 79, 80, 82, 83, 84, 86, 90, 108, 148 and 151.
(Signed) Ambassador Hugo NAVAJAS-MOGRO
Permanent Representative of Bolivia
to the United Nations Chairman of the Group of 77 New York
DECLARATION OF THE MINISTERS FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE GROUP OF 77
1. The Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the Group of 77 held their fourteenth annual Beefing on 3 October 1990 In New York.
2. The Ministers were pleased to welcome the unity of both parts of Yemen and wished then success in their new statehood. They also requested the international community to assist the newly united country in the promotion of its socio economic structures for the prosperity of its people.
3. The Ministers welcomed the independence of Namibia and noted that this would contribute to the emergence of a better climate for peace and security in Southern Africa. The Ministers expressed their satisfaction at the admission of Namibia as the 128th member of the Group of 77.
4. The Ministers reiterated the principles end objectives set forth in the Caracas Declaration adopted in 1989, on the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the creation of the Group, including the pending recommendations regarding its organizational effectiveness. These principles and objective remain valid and should be assiduously pursued and implemented.
5. The Ministers emphasized the importance of carrying forward the consensus embodied in the Declaration on international economic co-operation, in particular the revitalization of the economic growth and development of the developing countries, adopted by the Eighteenth Special Session of the General Assembly on 1 Hay 1990. This agreement constitutes a step toward a renewed North-South dialogue on key areas of international co-operation for development. While recognizing the paramount importance of the political will and commitment of all countries to guarantee the implementation of the Declaration, they stressed that this will require full and effective use of the United Nations system. To this effect, broad-ranging measures, including effective review mechanisms, should be considered at the forty-fifth session of the General Assembly in its consideration of an item entitled "Implementation of the commitments and policies of international development co-operation agreed upon in the Declaration on International Economic co-operation, in particular the Revitalization of Economic Growth and Development of the Developing countries", in accordance with resolution 1990/54 adopted by the Economic and Social council at its second regular session. The Ministers likewise emphasized that all countries should implement the Declaration through national policies and enhanced international cooperation aimed at the reactivation of economic growth and development of developing countries.
6. The Ministers expressed their strong hope that the Declaration and the Plan of Action adopted by the Heads of State or Government at the World Summit for Children on 30
1990 would be urgently and fully implemented.
31. The Ministers noted with grave concern that the Arab territories in Palestine, Syrian Golan and parts of southern Lebanon are still under Israeli occupation which deprives their people of their land and the sovereignty over their natural resources, thus impeding their economic and social development. In this context, the Ministers affirmed the urgent need to see the termination of this occupation.