Resolution on UNCTAD

CM/Res. 177 (XII)


The Council of Ministers of the Organization of African Unity, meeting in its Twelfth Ordinary Session in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 17 to 22 February 1969,

Recalling the recommendations contained in the Charter of Algiers adopted by the Ministerial meeting of the Group of 77 in October 1967,

Recalling Resolution CM/Res. 159 passed in Algiers regarding the African representation in the UNCTAD board of Trade and Development and the assistance of the OAU and the ECA to the African Group in Geneva,

Aware of the important role the UNCTAD bodies, especially the Board of Tr ade and Development, is playing in moulding International Development policies and the importance of voicing and clarifying the African stand in those bodies,

Considering the importance of an African common stand in all UNCTAD and Un bodies in line with the OAU Charter and the past resolution of the Council, in view of the importance of the second development decade,

Notes with satisfaction the work done by the Third Joint Meeting of the OAU Expert Committee on Trade and Development and the E.C.A. working party on Inter-African Trade held in Geneva from the 13th to 17th January 1969,

  1. ADOPTS the recommendations passed by this meeting as appearing in Annex 1 part III of document CM/261 of the council of Ministers;

  1. REQUESTS the Secretary General of the OAU to follow up this work in close co- operation with the African Group in Geneva and the ECA and to implement the

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