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Distr: General
19 December 1977
Original: English

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Thirty-second session
Agenda item 73

Resolution adopted by the General Assembly

32/184. United Nations Conference on Science and Technology for Development

The General Assembly,

Recalling its resolutions 3201 (S-VI) and 3202 (S-VI) of 1 May 1974 containing the Declaration and the Programme of Action on the Establishment of a New International Economic Order, 3281 (XXIX) of 12 December 1974 containing the Charter of Economic Rights and Duties of States and 3362 (S-VII) of 16 September 1975 on development and international economic co-operation,

Recalling its resolution 31/184 of 21 December 1976, in which it decided to convene the United Nations Conference on Science and Technology for Development during 1979 and to take a final decision on the question of the site of the Conference at its thirty-second session,

Recalling also its resolution 32/115 of 15 December 1977,

Taking note of the offer made by the Government of Austria to act as host to the United Nations Conference on Science and Technology for Development,/97

1.Decides that the United Nations Conference on Science and Technology for Development shall be held at Vienna for two weeks in 1979 at an appropriate time;

2.Requests the Secretary-General to invite:

  1. All States to participate in the Conference;

  2. Representatives of organizations that have received a standing invitation from the General Assembly to participate in the sessions and the work of all international conferences convened under its auspices in the capacity of observers, to participate in the Conference in that capacity in accordance with Assembly resolutions 3237 (XXIX) of 22 November 1974 and 31/152 of 20 December 1976;

  3. Representatives of the national liberation movements recognized in its region by the Organization of African Unity to participate in the Conference in the capacity of observers in accordance with General Assembly resolution 3280 (XXIX) of 10 December 1974;

  4. The United Nations Council for Namibia to participate in the Conference in accordance with paragraph 3 of General Assembly resolution 32/9 E of 4 November 1977;

  5. The specialized agencies and the International Atomic Energy Agency, as well as interested organs of the United Nations, to be represented at the Conference;

  6. Interested intergovernmental organizations to be represented by observers at the Conference;

  7. Directly concerned non-governmental organizations in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council to be represented by observers at the Conference;

3.Requests the Secretary-General to ensure that the necessary arrangements are made for the effective participation in the Conference of the representatives referred to in paragraph 2 (b) and (c) above, including the requisite financial provisions for their travel expenses and per diem;

4.Requests the Secretary-General to make the necessary arrangements to co-operate with the Government of Austria with a view to holding the Conference, to submit to the Conference all relevant documentation and to arrange for the necessary staff, facilities and services that it will require, including the provision of summary records of its meetings;

5.Decides that the languages of the Conference shall be those used in the General Assembly and its Main Committees.

107th plenary meeting
19 December 1977


96/ See also sect. V, resolution 32/115, and sect. X.B.4, decisions 32/430 and 32/431.

97/ See A/C.2/31/13 and A/C.2/32/2.