Economic Measures as a Means of Political and Economic Coercion Against Developing Countries, G.A. res. 50/96, U.N. Doc. A/RES/50/96 (1995)

     The General Assembly,
     Recalling the relevant principles set forth in the Charter of the United
     Reaffirming that no State may use or encourage the use of economic,
political or any other type of measures to coerce another State in order to
obtain from it the subordination of the exercise of its sovereign rights,
     Bearing in mind the general principles governing the international
trading system and trade policies for development contained in relevant
resolutions, rules and provisions of the United Nations Conference on Trade
and Development, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and the World
Trade Organization,
     Reaffirming its resolutions 44/215 of 22 December 1989, 46/210 of 20
December 1991 and 48/168 of 21 December 1993,
     Gravely concerned that the use of coercive economic measures adversely
affects the economy and development efforts of developing countries and has a
general negative impact on international economic cooperation and on worldwide
efforts to move towards a non-discriminatory and open trading system,
     1.   Takes note of the report of the Secretary-General, which contains a
summary of the deliberations of the group of experts on coercive economic
     2.   Urges the international community to adopt urgent and effective
measures to eliminate the use by some developed countries of unilateral
coercive economic measures against developing countries which are not
authorized by relevant organs of the United Nations or are inconsistent with
the principles contained in the Charter of the United Nations, as a means of
forcibly imposing the will of one State on another;
     3.   Requests the Secretary-General to assign to the Department for
Economic and Social Information and Policy Analysis of the Secretariat, in
cooperation with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the
task of continuing to monitor the imposition of measures of this nature and to
prepare possible methodologies or criteria for evaluating the impact of such
measures on the affected countries, including the impact on trade and
development, for the consideration of Member States;
     4.   Also requests the Secretary-General to submit a report to the
General Assembly at its fifty-second session on the implementation of the
present resolution.



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