The Common Fund

Papers Prepared for Commonwealth Technical Group, Volume 2: Papers Prepared by the Commonwealth Secretariat, September 1977

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Some of the Principal Issues in the Negotiations for a Common Fund

There is agreement by the international community to establish a Common Fund as a new entity to play a key role in achieving the objectives of the Integrated Programme for Commodities as set out in Resolution 93 (IV) at Nairobi. The objectives, functions, form, mode of operations and management of such a fund are still to be negotiated. Taking into account the evolution of the discussions so far, the main issues in the final negotiations and the ones to which the Technical Working Group may wish to pay particular attention would seem to be as given below.


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