The Joint Declaration of the Seventy-five Developing Countries (Group of 75) made at the Eighteenth Session of the General Assembly, New York, 11 November 1963

Draft Proposal by the Group of 77

Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Ceylon, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Leopoldville), Costa Rica, Cyprus, Dahomey, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tanganyika, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, United Arab Republic, Upper Volta, Uruguay, Venezuela, Yemen, and Yugoslavia: draft resolution

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

The General Assembly,

Recalling its resolution 1785 (XVII) of 8 December 1962, as well as Economic and Social Council resolutions 917 (XXXIV) of 3 August 1962, 944 (XXXV) of 18 April 1963, and 963 (XXXVI) of 18 July 1963,

Having considered the report of the Economic and Social Council (Chapter III, Section II, of Document A/5503) pertaining to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development,

Believing that the joint statement by representatives of the developing countries, contained in paragraph 186 of the Report of the second session of the Preparatory Committee (document E/3799), summarizing the views, needs and aspirations of those countries with regard to the Conference, represents a well-considered basis for the deliberations of the Conference,

1. Notes with appreciation the work already done by the Preparatory Committee at its first and second sessions (Report of the Economic and Social Council, Chapter III, Section II) and by the Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development;

2. Welcomes the joint declaration of the developing countries at the eighteenth session of the General Assembly with regard to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development; which is annexed to the present resolution, and

3. Invites the States which will participate in the Conference, in dealing with the various items on its Agenda, to give serious consideration to the Joint Declaration.