TitleRecommendations of the Commission on Transnational Corporations at its 17th session and its contribution to the preparations for the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development.
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Requests the Secretary-General to prepare for the 18th session of the Commission on Transnational Corporations a consolidated report analysing the latest trends in foreign direct investment in the world economy, in particular its impact on developing countries; requests the UN Centre on Transtional Corporations to include in its technical cooperation activities consideration of, advice on and, as appropriate, promotion of the possibilities and potential for strengthening cooperation among developing countries through the transfer of technology developed by national corporations from those countries; requests the Executive Director of the UN Centre on Transnational Corporations to prepare action-oriented and practicable recommendations on cooperation for protection and enhancement of the environment in all countries; decides that the 18th session of the Commission on Transnational Corporations should be held in Jan. or Feb. 1992 to permit, inter alia, consideration of the recommendations made by the Executive Director and to arrange for their transmittal to the Preparatory Committee for the UN Conference on Environment and Development at its 4th session; requests that the findings of the Executive Director of the Centre with respect to the research project entitled "Transfer of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries on favourable terms", together with the prototype of financial statements that would enable corporations to report their income and profits on a sustainable basis, be transmitted to the Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Environment and Development for consideration by the Preparatory Committee at its 3rd session.
Adopted at the 31st plenary meeting, 26 July 1991. In: Resolutions and decisions adopted by the Economic and Social Council at its 2nd regular session of 1991, Geneva, 3-26 July 1991. - E/1991/INF/10. - 30 Aug. 1991. - p. 19-23. - Issued in ESCOR, 1991, Suppl. no. 1 and 1a.