Document symbol: A/RES/59/240
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Role of the United Nations in promoting development in the context of globalization and interdependence : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly
Reaffirms that the UN has a central role in promoting international cooperation for development and in promoting policy coherence on global development issues, including in the context of globalization and interdependence; reaffirms also that each country has primary responsibility for its own economic and social development and that the role of national policies and development strategies cannot be overemphasized; stresses that, in the common pursuit of growth, poverty eradication and sustainable development, a critical challenge is to ensure the necessary internal conditions for mobilizing domestic savings, both public and private, sustaining adequate levels of productive investment and increasing human development; stresses that development strategies have to be formulated with a view to minimizing the negative social impact of globalization and maximizing its positive impact; reaffirms that education, employment creation and improvement of working conditions, which are some of the indispensable elements of poverty eradication, social integration, gender equality and overall development, should be at the centre of development strategies and international cooperation; urges all Governments to ensure women's equal rights with men and their full and equal access to education, training, employment, technology and economic and financial resources; stresses the importance of migration as a phenomenon accompanying increased globalization, including its impact on economies; recognizes the special needs of the least developed countries, the small island developing States and the landlocked developing countries within a new global framework for transit transport cooperation for landlocked and transit developing countries, and reaffirms continued support and assistance for their endeavours; requests the Secretary-General to submit to the General Assembly at its 60th session a report on globalization and interdependence.Adopted without vote.
UN - World Trade Organization - DEVELOPMENT - GLOBALIZATION - INTERDEPENDENCE - DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES - FINANCIAL FLOWS - DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE - SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - ECONOMIC GROWTH - GOVERNANCE - ECONOMIC POLICY - DEVELOPING COUNTRIES - DECISION-MAKING - POVERTY MITIGATION - EMPLOYMENT CREATION - WOMEN'S ADVANCEMENT - WOMEN'S RIGHTS - MIGRATION POLICY - LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES - LANDLOCKED DEVELOPING COUNTRIES - TRANSIT COUNTRIES - TRANSPORT FACILITATION - INTERNATIONAL TRADE - MULTILATERAL TRADE NEGOTIATIONS - INFORMATION SOCIETY
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