The Lima Agreement 1975

The fundamental reason for this explanation was that the drastic emergency situation in the Third World was the result of the predatory policies of the advanced industrialized countries. Australia is one of them. The only way to correct the situation was to transfer industrial resources from advanced countries such as Australia to the Third World, and then create markets for Third World exports by buying products that were once produced locally. In 1975, the ALP government of Gough Whitlam Australia signed without public consultation the United Nations-inspired Lima Declaration, which forced Australia to reduce its production capacity by about 30% and to commit to importing this amount from other countries preferably. The DLP does not preclude a country from receiving its fair share. Nor would we oppose a genuine agreement to improve living standards in underdeveloped countries, but the Lima Declaration is not such an agreement. As time has said, his „demands“ were more insidious than we were led to believe. UNIDO supports countries in their environmental management efforts, including the implementation of multilateral environmental agreements and the provision of sustainable energy. .

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