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B. Promotion of sustained economic growth and sustainable development in accordance with the relevant resolutions of the General Assembly and recent United Nations conferences

Culture of peace

The project entitled “Towards a culture of peace” was examined by the General Assembly at its fiftieth and fifty-first sessions under the item entitled “Human rights questions” (resolutions 50/173 and 51/101). The item entitled “Towards a culture of peace” was included in the agenda of the fifty-second session of the Assembly, in 1997, at the request of a number of States (A/52/191). The year 2000 was proclaimed as the International Year for the Culture of Peace (resolution 52/15).

At its fifty-third session, the General Assembly proclaimed the period 2001-2010 as the International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World (resolution 53/25), and adopted the Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace (resolution 53/243).

At its fifty-fifth to sixty-first sessions, the General Assembly continued its consideration of the item (resolutions 55/47, 56/5, 57/6, 58/128, 59/23, 59/142, 59/143, 60/3, 60/10, 60/11 and 61/221).

International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World, 2001-2010

At its sixty-second session, the General Assembly requested the Secretary-General to explore enhancing mechanisms for the implementation of the Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace and to submit to it at its sixty-third session a report on the implementation of the resolution (resolution 62/89).

Holocaust remembrance

At its sixtieth session, under the item entitled “Holocaust remembrance”, the General Assembly decided to designate 27 January as an annual International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust (resolution 60/7).

At its sixty-first session, under the current item, the General Assembly urged all Member States to reject any denial of the Holocaust as an historic event (resolution 61/255).

Promotion of interreligious and intercultural dialogue, understanding and cooperation for peace

At its sixty-second session, the General Assembly encouraged Member States to consider, as and where appropriate, initiatives that identified areas for practical action in all sectors and levels of society for the promotion of interreligious and intercultural dialogue, tolerance, understanding and cooperation, through, inter alia, the ideas suggested during the High-level Dialogue on Interreligious and Intercultural Understanding and Cooperation for Peace; decided to declare 2010 as the International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures; and requested the Secretary-General to report to it at its sixty-third session on the implementation of the resolution (resolution 62/90).

International Day of Non-Violence

At its resumed sixty-first session, in June 2007, the General Assembly decided, with effect from the sixty-second session, to observe the International Day of Non‑Violence on 2 October each year; and requested the Secretary-General to take, within existing resources, necessary measures for the observance by the United Nations of the International Day of Non-Violence and to keep it informed at its sixty-third session of the implementation of the resolution, within the United Nations system, as regards the observance of the International Day of Non-Violence (resolution 61/271).

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References for the sixty-second session (agenda item 49)

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Source: A/63/100

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