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CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS—NOV. 23, 1993 107 STAT. 2553 (3) welcomes the actions by those members of the Arab League that have begun dismanthng the secondary and tertiary boycott, and urges them to continue their efforts until a complete dissolution of the primary, secondary, and tertiary boycott is achieved; (4) hopes that the indefinite postponement of the October 24, 1993, meeting of the Central Boycott Committee signals an end to the placement of more United States firms on the boycott list and a willingness to dismantle the boycott in its entirety; (5) urges those states that have begun to or are considering dismantling all forms of the boycott to proceed promptly with such dismantlement; _^ (6) urges those states that are still enforcing the boycott to dismantle the boycott in all its forms and to issue the necessary laws, rules, and regulations to ensure that United States firms have free and open access to Arab markets regardless of their business relationships with Israel; (7) urges those states, in addition, to cease enforcing and requiring participation in the boycott in its primary, secondary, and tertiary forms; (8) urges the United States Government to continue to raise the boycott as an unfair trade practice in every appropriate international trade forum; and (9) expresses the sense of the Congress that the end of the Arab League boycott of Israel is of great urgency to the United States Government and will continue to be a priority issue in all bilateral relations with participating states until its complete dissolution. Agreed to November 21, 1993. [S. Con. Res. 44] INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF THE WORLD'S ^ „„,... INDIGENOUS PEOPLES—UNITED STATES re°1tl.. COOPERATION Whereas United Nations Resolution 45/164 of December 18, 1990, proclaimed the year 1993 as the International Year of the World's Indigenous Peoples, in order to strengthen international cooperation for a solution to the problems faced by indigenous communities in areas such as human rights, the environment, development, education, and health; Whereas indigenous peoples are descendants of the original inhabitants of many countries with diverse cultures, religions, languages, and social and economic customs; Whereas an estimated 300 million indigenous peoples live in more than 70 countries, including the United States; Whereas indigenous peoples are often disadvantaged and face common difficulties in their homelands, including issues such as self-determination, the preservation of land and natural resources, the preservation of culture, arts, and language, and dismal social and economic conditions; Whereas many indigenous peoples continue to face discrimination and exploitation in their homelands;