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World Summit for Social Development and Beyond:
Achieving Social Development for All in a Globalizing World,
Geneva 2000


Relevant UN Documents

Documents of the Special Session
The results of negotiations on the outcome document of the Special Session. The document discussed in Geneva consists of three parts.

Part I
Political Declaration

Part II
Review and assessment of implementation of the Summit (agreed on earlier)

Part III
Further actions and initiatives to implement the commitments made at the Summit

A Better World for All 
Secretary-General Kofi Annan launched a new report on the opening of the special session on 26 June. Published jointly by the UN, the World Bank, the IMF and the OECD, the report "assesses progress made in combating poverty, and outlines a common vision for the way forward". 
The publication has been strongly criticized by NGOs and others.

UNDP Human Development Report 2000: Human Rights and Human Development is now available online. 
The report looks at human rights as an intrinsic part of development—and at development as a means to realizing human rights. It explores the new rights agenda for the 21st Century and proposes new approaches to political and economic governance that deliver social justice.

Comprehensive Report by the Secretary-General on the Implementation of the Outcome of the World Summit for Social Development 

UN papers on 
social responsibilities of the private sector
new resources for social development
acceleration of development in Africa and the least developed countries
promoting social integration in post-conflict situations.

Secretary-General's report on Development of guidelines on the role and social responsibilities of the private sector. It contains a discussion of definitions and concepts related to the social responsibilities of the private sector, an overview of initiatives taken, a brief review of trends, issues and intergovernmental initiatives and some recommendations for the development of guidelines at the United Nations.  
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A large part of the collection of documents from the Commission for Social Development, the Social Summit and the Social Summit+5 is available on a free CD-ROM. Simply send an email message with your occupation and mailing address to to order.

In order to read these documents you will need the Acrobat® Reader software, 
which is available without charge for almost all computer platforms 
(Windows®, MS-DOS®, Macintosh®, OS/2® and Unix®.) from Adobe.

Information taken from official UN web-site.


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