TitleCommodities : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly.
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Urges the increased active participation in and better use of forums of consumers and producers as a means of exchanging information on, inter alia, investment plans, prospects and markets for individual commodities and as a means of facilitating direct contacts among the partners involved, and urges the establishment, where appropriate and feasible, of such forums for commodities for which they do not yet exist; recognizes that, as a means of strengthening the national economies of commodity-dependent developing countries, national and international efforts should, inter alia, be based on the following: (a) a clear assessment of both the agricultural and the minerals potential and the integration of the commodity sector in their overall development strategy; (b) a better understanding and strengthened complementarity of industry and market structures and of marketing systems at both national and international levels; (c) increased access to finance, technologies and markets; (d) the elaboration and implementation of diversification programmes, including programmes for greater self-sufficiency in food; recognizes the urgent need to strengthen efforts to address the grave problem of shortfalls in the commodity-export earnings of developing countries; urges all the parties involved to meet their agreed commitments and to work for a balanced outcome to the multilateral trade negotiations within the Uruguay Round; urges UNCTAD at its 8th session to address all aspects of commodity problems in a comprehensive manner, and requests the Secretary-General of UNCTAD to submit to the General Assembly at its 45th session a report on world commodity trends and prospects.
Adopted at the 71st plenary meeting, 21 Dec. 1990. In: Resolutions and decisions adopted by the General Assembly during its 45th session, Volume 1, 18 September-21 December 1990. - A/45/49. - 1991. - p. 134-136. - (GAOR, 45th sess., Suppl. no. 49).