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Reference:  A/60/100  [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R]

 
 

  Item 61:

 

Implementation of the outcome of the World Summit for Social Development and of the twenty-fourth special session of the General Assembly

Date of consideration:  3-5 October 2005

Third Committee report (59th session):  A/59/491  [ F ]  [ S ]  [ A ]  [ C ]  [ R ]

Documents:

A/60/80   [F]   [S]   [A]   [C]   [R] 

Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of the outcome of the World Summit for Social Development and of the twenty-fourth special session of the General Assembly

A/60/111   [F]   [S]   [A]   [C]   [R] 

Letter dated 5 July 2005 from the Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General

Summary:

At its forty-seventh session, in 1992, the General Assembly decided to convene a World Summit for Social Development at the level of heads of State or Government (resolution 47/92). The Summit was held at Copenhagen from 6 to 12 March 1995.

The item entitled "Implementation of the outcome of the World Summit for Social Development" was included in the agenda of the fiftieth session of the General Assembly at the request of Denmark (A/50/192). At the same session, the Assembly decided to hold a special session of the General Assembly in 2000 for an overall review and appraisal of the implementation of the outcome of the Summit and to consider further actions and initiatives (resolution 50/161). The twenty-fourth special session of the General Assembly, entitled "World Summit for Social Development and beyond: achieving social development for all in a globalizing world", was held at Geneva from 26 June to 1 July 2001.

The General Assembly considered the item at its fifty-first to fifty-eighth sessions (resolutions 51/202, 52/25, 53/28, 54/23, 55/46, 56/177, 57/163 and 58/130).

At its fifty-ninth session, the General Assembly reaffirmed that the Commission for Social Development would continue to have the primary responsibility for follow-up to and review of the further implementation of the World Summit for Social Development and the further initiatives agreed upon at the twenty-fourth special session of the General Assembly; recommended that the Commission reflect the outcome of its review in a short declaration reaffirming the agreed commitments and the need for continued implementation; welcomed the decision by the Economic and Social Council, in its resolution 2004/58, that the Commission should convene high-level plenary meetings, and also welcomed the request of the Council to the Chairman of the Commission to transmit the outcome, through the Council, to the Assembly at its sixtieth session, including to the high-level event of the Assembly on the review of the United Nations Millennium Declaration in 2005; invited the Secretary-General, the Council, the Commission and the entire United Nations system to continue to give priority attention to the commitments set out in the Copenhagen Declaration and the Programme of Action and to be actively involved in their follow-up; and requested the Secretary-General to submit a report on the question to the Assembly at its sixtieth session (resolution 59/146).

At its twenty-fourth special session, the General Assembly requested the Economic and Social Council, through the Commission for Social Development, to assess regularly the further implementation of the outcome of the Summit and of the special session. In that connection, at its forty-third session, held from 9 to 18 February 2005, the Commission for Social Development adopted the Declaration on its priority theme "Review of further implementation of the World Summit for Social Development and outcome of the twenty-fourth special session of the General Assembly" (E/2005/26, chap. I) and decided to transmit it to the Economic and Social Council for its endorsement.

 

 

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