The General Assembly,
Reaffirming its conviction that the progressive harmonization and unification of international trade law, in reducing or removing legal obstacles to the flow of international trade, would significantly contribute to universal economic cooperation among all States on a basis of equality, equity and common interest, and to the elimination of discrimination in international trade and, thereby, to the well-being of all peoples,
Recalling the entry into force, on 1 November 1992, of the United Nations Convention on the Carriage of Goods by Sea, 1978 (Hamburg Rules),
1. Invites all States to consider becoming parties to the United Nations Convention on the Carriage of Goods by Sea, 1978 (Hamburg Rules);
2. Requests the Secretary-General to continue to make increased efforts to promote wider adherence to the Convention.
73rd plenary meeting
9 December 1993