|Date||20 December 1995|
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Agenda item 100
Renewal of the dialogue on strengthening international economic cooperation for development through partnership
Report of the Second Committee (A/50/622)
The Assembly will now take a decision on the draft resolution recommended by the Second Committee in paragraph 10 of its report.
The draft resolution was adopted by the Second Committee.
May I take it that the Assembly wishes to do the same?
I now call on the representative of Indonesia, who wishes to speak in explanation of vote.
My delegation is particularly enthusiastic about speaking now because we know that, with the agreement reached at this session of the General Assembly to renew the dialogue on strengthening international economic cooperation for development through partnership, a further step has been taken towards the implementation of the resolution on this subject. The resolution, which calls, inter alia, for the holding of a high-level dialogue for a period of two days at the fifty-first session of the General Assembly on the theme of the social and economic impact of globalization and interdependence and their policy implications, constitutes an important landmark that we have been advocating over the past two years.
The adoption of this resolution demonstrates the international community's determination to recognize that in promoting development in these vastly changed times, with rapidly growing interdependence, there is no alternative to a constructive dialogue based on the imperatives of mutual interest and benefits, shared responsibilities and genuine interdependence. We believe that the much-lauded spirit of partnership, which has been manifested in numerous intergovernmental forums over the past two years, will be further strengthened and more broadly embraced when such a dialogue is held in the General Assembly.
We consider that this first dialogue is a critical and necessary step towards ensuring that the process of fulfilling the commitments to cooperation for development will steadily move forward. In this respect, we believe it is indispensable that the preparations for the dialogue be undertaken well in advance by the Secretariat. I should add that since this is the first of a series of dialogues it is extremely important that we succeed. We should therefore spare no effort to ensure a successful outcome.
I would like to stress one further point: the linkages between the work of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on the Agenda for Development, on the one hand, and the dialogue, on the other, as stated in the resolution. Obviously, the dialogue and the Agenda should be mutually supportive. Indeed, the renewal of such a dialogue could well serve as a critical instrument for implementing the Agenda for Development; and the Agenda should greatly help by providing a supportive framework for conducting the dialogue within the United Nations. As such, the dialogue would also help to bolster the central role of the General Assembly in advancing international economic cooperation for development.
Having said that, I would only like to add that my delegation looks forward to the first high-level dialogue, which is to take place at the fifty-first session of the General Assembly. Thus, we would like to express our readiness to actively participate in the dialogue, to which we attach great importance, especially in the pursuit of our common objective of improving the well-being of all mankind.
May I take it that it is the wish of the General Assembly to conclude its consideration of agenda item 100?