Thirdly, in the area of technology, there is need for freer access, on a favourable basis, to basic technologies, and particularly environmentally safe technologies.
Finally, with regard to the environment, we would like to express the hope that the developed countries will not shy away from their responsibilities, particularly in view of the comments contained in paragraph 132, which we hold to be self-evident.
Duane ACKER (United States of America): The United States delegation is pleased to offer several observations regarding long-term strategy. The United States agrees with paragraph 3 of the FAO document, and with the expression by the delegation from the United Kingdom that the primary responsibility for formulating and conservative online chat implementing development policies lies with the developing countries themselves. At the same time we agree with the delegate from Colombia that policies and practices of the developed countries must complement effectively these developing country policies. During the next two weeks all of us in the developed countries will have an opportunity to demonstrate our acceptance of that responsibility by successfully negotiating significant reductions in trade-distorting and inhibiting subsidies, policies and practices.
Paragraph 6 of the FAO document correctly points out that inappropriate government policies, both domestic and international policies of governments, have been at the root of the failure of many countries to make economic and social progress.
The United States agrees with the emphasis of paragraph 7. Development must be geared toward producing improvement in human condition, including health, nutrition, level of education-especially among women-human rights and popular participation in the political process through democratic institutions.