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International Economic Aid

Volume 979: debated on Tuesday 26 February 1980

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asked the Lord Privy Seal what discussions are taking place with regard to the setting up of a new international economic order to assist Third world countries.

There are a number of parallel discussions. They include preparations for a new international development strategy under the aegis of the United Nations, and preliminary discussions of a round of "global negotiations" on international economic co-operation for development, which will probably be launched at a special session of the United Nations General Assembly opening on 25 August.