A/RES/68/200. Resolution of the United Nations General Assembly, 2013

Resolution NumberA/RES/68/200
IssuerGeneral Assembly of the United Nation
United Nations A/RES/68/200
General Assembly Distr.: General
15 January 2014
Sixty-eighth session
Agenda item 17 (a)
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Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 20 December 2013
[on the report of the Second Committee (A/68/436/Add.1)]
68/200. Unilateral economic measures as a means of political
and economic coercion against developing countries
The General Assembly
the relevant principles set forth in the Charter of the United Nations,
the Declaration on Principles of International Law concerning
Friendly Relations and Cooperation among States in accordance with the Charter of
the United Nations,
which states, inter alia, that no State may use or encourage the
use of unilateral economic, political or any other type of measures to coerce another
State in order to obtain from it the subordination of the exercise of its sovereign
Bearing in mind
the general principles governing the international trading
system and trade policies for development contained in relevant resolutions, rules
and provisions of the United Nations and the World Trade Organization,
its resolutions 44/215 of 22 December 1989, 46/210 of 20 December
1991, 48/168 of 21 December 1993, 50/96 of 20 December 1995, 52/181 of
18 December 1997, 54/200 of 22 December 1999, 56/179 of 21 December 2001,
58/198 of 23 December 2003, 60/185 of 22 December 2005, 62/183 of 19 December
2007, 64/189 of 21 December 2009 and 66/186 of 22 December 2011,
Gravely concerned
that the use of unilateral coercive economic measures
adversely affects the economies and the development efforts of developing countries
in particular and has a general negative impact on international economic
cooperation and on worldwide efforts to move towards a non-discriminatory and
open multilateral trading system,
that such measures constitute a flagrant violation of the principles
of international law as set forth in the Charter, as well as the basic principles of the
multilateral trading system,
Takes note
of the report of the Secretary-General;
1 Resolution 2625 (XXV), annex.
2 A/68/218.

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