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

 
 

  Item 62:

 

Social development, including questions relating to the world social situation and to youth, ageing, disabled persons and the family

Date of consideration:  3-5 October 2005

Third Committee report (59th session):  A/59/492  [ F ]  [ S ]  [ A ]  [ C ]  [ R ]

Documents:

A/60/61-E/2005/7  [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R] 

Report of the Secretary-General on the World Youth Report 2005 (including an evaluation of the implementation since 1995 of the priority areas of youth identified in the World Programme of Action)

A/60/117  [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R] 

Report on the World Social Situation, 2005

A/60/128  [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R] 

Report of the Secretary-General on follow-up to the International Year of Volunteers

A/60/133  [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R]     A/60/133/Corr.1  [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R] 

Report of the Secretary-General on a global analysis and evaluation of national action plans on youth employment

A/60/138  [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R]    

Report of the Secretary-General on cooperatives in social development

A/60/155  [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R] 

Report of the Secretary-General: follow-up to and celebration of the tenth anniversary of the International Year of the Family and Beyond

A/60/156  [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R]

Report of the Secretary-General on making commitments matter: young people's inputs to the 10-year review of the World Programme of Action for Youth to the Year 2000 and Beyond

A/60/290  [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R]

Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of the World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons

A/60/377-E/2005/92   [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R]

Identical letters dated 24 August 2005 from the Permanent Representative of Qatar to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General, the President of the General Assembly and the President of the Economic and Social Council

Summary:

Report on the World Social Situation

At its fifty-sixth session, in 2001, the General Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit future reports on the world social situation on a biennial basis (resolution 56/177).

Follow-up to the International Year of Volunteers

At its fortieth session, in 1985, the General Assembly invited Governments to observe annually, on 5 December, an International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development (resolution 40/212).

The General Assembly proclaimed the year 2001 the International Year of Volunteers (resolution 52/17).

The General Assembly considered this item at its fifty-fifth and fifty-sixth sessions (resolutions 55/57 and 56/38).

At its fifty-seventh session, the General Assembly requested the United Nations Volunteers to continue their efforts, together with other stakeholders, to raise awareness of volunteerism, increase reference and networking resources available and provide technical cooperation to developing countries; invited the United Nations Volunteers to develop a global Internet volunteer resource based on the International Year of Volunteers website and on national websites with a view to enhancing network capabilities and to expanding information, knowledge and resource management; requested the Secretary-General to take measures to ensure that the potential of the International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development in follow-up to the International Year of Volunteers was fully realized; and also requested the Secretary-General to report to the Assembly at its sixtieth session on the implementation of the resolution (resolution 57/106).

Cooperatives in social development

At its fifty-first session, the General Assembly requested the Secretary-General to ascertain, in cooperation with the Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives, the desirability and feasibility of elaborating United Nations guidelines aimed at creating a supportive environment for the development of cooperatives (resolution 51/58).

At its fifty-sixth session, the General Assembly drew the attention of Member States to the revised draft guidelines aimed at creating a supportive environment for the development of cooperatives (A/56/73-E/2001/68, annex) (resolution 56/114).

At its fifty-eighth session, the General Assembly urged Governments to give due consideration to the role and contribution of cooperatives in the implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the World Summit for Social Development and the recent United Nations summits and conferences, including their five-year reviews; and requested the Secretary-General to submit a report on the implementation of the resolution, focusing on the role of cooperatives in the eradication of poverty, to the Assembly at its sixtieth session (resolution 58/131).

Disabled persons

At its thirty-seventh session, in 1982, the General Assembly adopted the World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons (resolution 37/52). The Assembly continued to consider the question at its thirty-eighth to fifty-sixth sessions (resolutions 38/28, 39/26, 40/31, 41/106, 42/58, 43/98, 44/70, 45/91, 46/96, 47/88, 48/99, 49/153, 50/144, 52/82, 54/121 and 56/115 and decision 50/442). Periodic reviews of progress in the implementation of the World Programme of Action were conducted in 1987, 1992, 1997 and 2003.

At its fifty-eighth session, the General Assembly welcomed the review by the Secretary-General in his report on the fourth quinquennial review and appraisal of the World Programme of Action, and requested him to submit to the Assembly at its sixtieth session a report on the implementation of the resolution (resolution 58/132).

Policies and programmes involving youth: tenth anniversary of the World Programme of Action for Youth to the Year 2000 and Beyond

The General Assembly considered the question of policies and programmes involving youth at various sessions, beginning at the fortieth (resolutions 40/14, 41/97, 41/98, 42/53, 43/94, 44/59, 45/103, 47/85, 49/152, 49/154, 50/81, 52/83, 54/120 and 56/117).

At its fifty-eighth session, the General Assembly recommended devoting two plenary meetings at its sixtieth session, in 2005, to review the situation of youth and achievements attained in the implementation of the World Programme of Action 10 years after its adoption; requested the Secretary-General to provide the General Assembly at its sixtieth session, through the Commission for Social Development at its forty-third session, with a comprehensive report including an evaluation of the implementation since 1995 of the priority areas identified in the World Programme of Action, including actions taken by Member States, United Nations bodies, specialized agencies, regional commissions and youth organizations in their multidisciplinary work for and with youth; and also requested the Secretary-General to include in the aforementioned report a global analysis and evaluation of national action plans on youth employment (resolution 58/133).

At its fifty-ninth session, the General Assembly decided to convene, at its sixtieth session, two plenary meetings devoted to the evaluation of the progress made in the implementation of the World Programme of Action for Youth to the Year 2000 and Beyond, to be held during the general debate of the Third Committee under the agenda item entitled "Social development, including questions relating to the world social situation and to youth, ageing, disabled persons and the family"; decided also to hold, prior to the plenary meetings, an informal, interactive round-table discussion on the theme "Young people: making commitments matter", which would be open to the participation of Member States, observers, organizations of the United Nations system and non-governmental youth organizations; urged Member States to consider being represented by youth representatives to address the plenary on that occasion, as well as in the above-mentioned round-table discussion; and noted with appreciation the ongoing efforts of the United Nations system to solicit input from youth organizations and young people into the current review of the World Programme of Action, as requested by the General Assembly in resolution 58/133, and invited the Secretary-General to provide an overview of the input gathered from youth organizations as a supplement to his report to the Assembly at its sixtieth session (resolution 59/148).

Follow-up to and celebration of the tenth anniversary of the International Year of the Family and beyond

At its forty-fourth session, in 1989, the General Assembly proclaimed 1994 as the International Year of the Family (resolution 44/82).

It considered the question at its fifty-second, fifty-fourth, fifty-sixth, fifty-seventh and fifty-eighth sessions (resolutions 52/81, 54/124, 56/113, 57/164 and 58/15).

At its fifty-ninth session, the General Assembly welcomed the celebration of the tenth anniversary of the International Year of the Family on 6 December 2004 at Headquarters (resolution 59/111).

At the same session, the Assembly, inter alia, urged Governments to continue to take sustained action at all levels concerning family issues, including applied studies and research, in order to promote the role of families in development and develop concrete measures and approaches to address national priorities in dealing with family issues; and requested the Secretary-General to report to the Assembly at its sixtieth session on the implementation of the resolution (resolution 59/147).

 

 

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