10 Commitments

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International Cooperation (Commitment 10 from Copenhagen):

Strengthen cooperation for social development through the UN

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International Agreements

UN Agencies & 
Intergov. Bodies reports

NGOs

Women

Youth

Indigenous Peoples

Religious Communities

Business & Industry

Trade Unions

Research, Education

Governments

Local Authorities

 

International Agreements

Commitment 10 from the Copenhagen Declaration on Social Development

UN Agencies & Intergovernmental Bodies reports

NGO Documents

The Bretton Woods Project http://www.brettonwoodsproject.org/
The Bretton Woods Project was set up in 1995 to facilitate the work of UK non-government organisations (NGOs) concerned about the social and environmental impacts of World Bank and IMF financing in developing countries. The Project works to monitor and reform the World Bank and IMF. It tracks key policy statements and reports, and provides critiques and early warnings used by non-governmental organisations across the world. The Project circulates information to NGOs in the UK and across the world, identifies lobbying or campaigning opportunities, organises meetings with officials and prepares briefings on important issues. The Project's quarterly newsletter, the Bretton Woods Update, summarises key World Bank, IMF and NGO activities and lists available documents and important dates.

COPAC
Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives
http://www.copacgva.org/
COPAC is a partnership between representatives of the cooperative movement, farmers' organizations, and the United Nations and its agencies. Members work together on equal terms to promote and coordinate sustainable cooperative development through policy dialogues, technical cooperation and information, and concrete collaborative activities. COPAC plays an advocacy role in support of cooperatives as institutions which organize self-help, promote solidarity and mobilize resources in order to further the economic and social development of their members.

 

Europe's Forum on International Cooperation - Euforic http://www.euforic.org/
Social Development and International Cooperation
A focal point on the Internet and beyond for communities involved in Europe's international cooperation. More and more organisations use Euforic as the platform for debating topical issues and highlighting their latest information. It is a powerful answer to the need for more transparency on Europe's international cooperation, as Euforic improves the access to scattered information on the Internet, and brings people together.
http://www.oneworld.org/euforic/framed/euforic.htm

 

International Co-operative Alliance http://www.coop.org/ica/ica/UN/
an independent, non-governmental association which unites, represents and serves co-operatives worldwide. Its members are national and international co-operative organisations in all sectors of activity including agriculture, banking, energy, industry, insurance, fisheries, housing, tourism and consumer co-operatives. ICA has more than 230 member organisations from over 100 countries, representing more than 730 million individuals worldwide. The role of the ICA is to act as a catalyst and coordinator of co-operative development, with the aim of promoting and strengthening autonomous co-operatives throughout the world. The focus of the ICA programmes, based on the expressed priorities of its members, is:
  • institution building, human resource development, women's integration, strategic planning
  • influencing Governments in order to create favourable environments for co-operative development, including organising regional level Ministerial Conferences to sensitise government leaders on the role of co-operatives;
  • networking and promoting the exchange of experience and movement-to-movement assistance;
  • mobilising financial resources for co-operative development.

 

Women

 

Youth

 

Indigenous Peoples

 

Religious Communities

 

Business & Industry

 

Trade Unions

 

Research, Education

 

Governments

 

Local Authorities

 

Descriptions have been taken and adapted from the web-sites linked to.

 

 

Commitment 10: International Cooperation

We commit ourselves to an improved and strengthened framework for international, regional and subregional cooperation for social development, in a spirit of partnership, through the United Nations and other multilateral institutions.

To this end, at the national level, we will:

(a) Adopt the appropriate measures and mechanisms for implementing and monitoring the outcome of the World Summit for Social Development, with the assistance, upon request, of the specialized agencies, programmes and regional commissions of the United Nations system, with broad participation of all sectors of civil society.

At the regional level, we will:

(b) Pursue such mechanisms and measures as are necessary and appropriate in particular regions or subregions. The regional commissions, in cooperation with regional intergovernmental organizations and banks, could convene, on a biennial basis, a meeting at a high political level to evaluate progress made towards fulfilling the outcome of the Summit, exchange views on their respective experiences and adopt appropriate measures. The regional commissions should report, through the appropriate mechanisms, to the Economic and Social Council on the outcome of such meetings.

At the international level, we will:

(c) Instruct our representatives to the organizations and bodies of the United Nations system, international development agencies and multilateral development banks to enlist the support and cooperation of these organizations and bodies to take appropriate and coordinated measures for continuous and sustained progress in attaining the goals and commitments agreed to by the Summit. The United Nations and the Bretton Woods institutions should establish regular and substantive dialogue, including at the field level, for more effective and efficient coordination of assistance for social development;

(d) Refrain from any unilateral measure not in accordance with international law and the Charter of the United Nations that creates obstacles to trade relations among States;

(e) Strengthen the structure, resources and processes of the Economic and Social Council and its subsidiary bodies, and other organizations within the United Nations system that are concerned with economic and social development;

(f) Request the Economic and Social Council to review and assess, on the basis of reports of national Governments, the regional commissions, relevant functional commissions and specialized agencies, progress made by the international community towards implementing the outcome of the World Summit for Social Development, and to report to the General Assembly, accordingly, for its appropriate consideration and action;

(g) Request the General Assembly to hold a special session in the year 2000 for an overall review and appraisal of the implementation of the outcome of the Summit and to consider further actions and initiatives.

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