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A/RES/46/218


General Assembly

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20 December 1991

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                                                 A/RES/46/218
                                                 79th plenary meeting
                                                 20 December 1991
 
     United Nations Development Programme Human Development Report
 
  The General Assembly,
 
  Reaffirming its resolutions 2688 (XXV) of 11 December 1970, on the capacity
of the United Nations development system, 3405 (XXX) of 28 November 1975, on
new dimensions in technical cooperation, 44/211 of 22 December 1989, on the
comprehensive triennial policy review of operational activities for
development of the United Nations system, S-18/3 of 1 May 1990, the annex to
which contains the Declaration on International Economic Cooperation, in
particular the Revitalization of Economic Growth and Development of the
Developing Countries, and 45/199 of 21 December 1990, the annex to which
contains the International Development Strategy for the Fourth United Nations
Development Decade,
 
  Affirming that economic growth is a means to development and a way of
enlarging the choices and opportunities of people and of fostering equity,
fair income distribution and the development of human resources, as well as
increasing productivity,
 
  Expressing its appreciation for the work of the United Nations development
system, in particular the United Nations Development Programme, in extending
economic and technical assistance to the developing countries in carrying out
their development activities, in accordance with the mandate given to the
organization,
 
  Welcoming those aspects of the United Nations Development Programme Human
Development Reports which emphasize the importance of the participation of
people in development and contain a broader concept of analysing development
progress than the single criterion of per capita income,
 
  Taking note of decision 91/6 of 25 June 1991, on human development, adopted
by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme,
 
  Taking into account the divergent views expressed by delegations at the
thirty- eighth session of the Governing Council, during the deliberations on
the annual report of the Administrator of the United Nations Development
Programme for 1990, pertaining to the Human Development Report 1991, in
particular to the incorporation and elaboration of a human freedom index
therein, 
 
  Notes the intention of the Administrator of the United Nations Development
Programme to inform the Governing Council, at its special session in February
1992, of the outcome of the regional consultations held in the autumn of 1991,
in order for the Governing Council to facilitate and decide on the future work
in the area of human development, taking fully into account the views
expressed by delegations at the special session of the Governing Council,
prior to the publication of the Human Development Report 1992.