6 October 1973
Agenda item 51
Resolution adopted by the General Assembly
The General Assembly,
Bearing in mind that the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, in its resolution 45 (III) of 18 May 1972,/8 decided to establish a Working Group of governmental representatives to draw up a draft Charter of Economic Rights and Duties of States,
Recalling its resolution 3037 (XXVII) of 19 December 1972, by which it decided to enlarge the composition of the Working Group on the Charter of Economic Rights and Duties of States,
Reaffirming its conviction of the urgent need to establish or improve norms of universal application for the development of international economic relations on a just and equitable basis,
1.Takes note with appreciation of the report of the Working Group on the Charter of Economic Rights and Duties of States/9 and of the comments made thereon as reflected in the report of the Trade and Development Board on its thirteenth session;/10
2.Decides, in the light of the progress achieved, to extend the mandate of the Working Group as established by resolution 45 (III) of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development;
3.Further decides that the Working Group shall hold two sessions in 1974, each of three weeks' duration, as recommended by the Trade and Development Board in its decision 98 (XIII) of 8 September 1973;/11
4.Urges the Working Group to complete, as the first step in the codification and development of the matter, the elaboration of a final draft Charter of Economic Rights and Duties of States, to be considered and approved by the General Assembly at its twenty-ninth session;
5.Requests the Trade and Development Board to examine at its fourteenth session, as a matter of priority, the report of the Working Group and to transmit it to the General Assembly" together with its comments and suggestions;
6.Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its twenty-ninth session an item entitled "Charter of Economic Rights and Duties of States".
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8/ See Proceedings of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Third Session, vol. I, Report and Annexes (United Nations publication, Sales No.: E.73.II.D.4), annex I.A.
9/ TD/B/AC.12/1 and Corr.1 and TD/B/AC.12/2 and Add.1.
10/ See Official Records of the General Assembly, Twenty-eighth Session, Supplement No. 15 (A/9015/Rev.1), part three, chap. III.
11/ Ibid., part three, annex I.