World Summit For Social Development in 2011
United States views on international law (based on the document “Digest of U.S. Practice in International Law”): The United States joined consensus on United Nations General Assembly resolution 66/125, “Implementation of the Outcome of the World Summit for Social Development and of the twenty-fourth special session of the General Assembly.” U.S. Deputy Representative Sammis delivered an explanation of position to the Third Committee on November 29, 2011. That explanation, excerpted below, is available in full at (internet link) usun.state.gov/briefing/statements/2011/177944.htm.
The United States is pleased to join consensus on this resolution. We share, and in fact strongly support, the stated goals of this resolution: poverty eradication, full and productive employment and decent work for all, and social inclusion…
Furthermore, we strongly endorse the resolution’s highlighting of the need to promote respect for all human rights and fundamental freedoms in the context of development. The interdependence of human rights is significant in that context—it is imperative that governments respect people’s civil and political rights while achieving the progressive realization of economic, social and cultural rights. Governments need to follow democratic, transparent and accountable processes while doing so.
We also support the attention given in the resolution to the rights of indigenous peoples, which is consistent with U.S. support for the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as explained in the Announcement document that accompanied President Obama’s statement of support.
That said, we must reiterate many of the same concerns that we have voiced about previous versions of this resolution. Once again, we regret that the resolution does not strike a better balance in its analysis of the relative impact of external and internal factors on social development, and mischaracterizes the current state of the financial markets and food security issues.
The international community has long recognized the principle that the primary responsibility for social and economic development rests with national governments. External economic factors such as energy price fluctuations or global economic trends can certainly affect countries’ development, sometimes positively, sometimes negatively. But it matters more whether a national government’s domestic policies respond to the aspirations of ordinary citizens, provide them opportunities, remove obstacles to broad-based economic growth, and address their needs… Thus, [this resolution] offers the wrong prescription for economic recovery.
World Summit For Social Development
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Boosting the Social Development of the Majority Through the Creation of a Wireless Knowledge Society, the Law and other Social Sciences
The advances and diffusion of information and communication technology (ICT), combined with the growth of the Internet have led to deep transformations in economic, social and institutional structures. ICT affects the performance of businesses and the efficiency of markets, foster the empowerment of citizens and communities as well as their access to knowledge, and contribute to strengthening and redefining governance processes at all institutional levels. ICT is at the same time creating enormous opportunities and posing daunting challenges. On one hand, it has the potential to increase productivity and wealth, generate new activities, products and services, and improve the well-being of the population. On the other hand, the uneven distribution of such opportunities can lead to further alienation of marginalized communities and an exacerbation of existing socioeconomic inequalities. this subject presents some of the best ICT practices aiming at boosting the social development of the Majority contributing to the creation of a wireless and inclusive Knowledge Society.
- International Human Rights
- Economic Rights
- Social Rights
- Cultural Rights
- General Assembly Resolutions
- Information related to social development in the Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Law(MPEPIL), Germany, United Kingdom
Notes and References
- Danilo Piaggesi, “Boosting the Social Development of the Majority through the Creation of a Wireless Knowledge Society” (Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, 4th Edition, Information Resources Management Association, 2018)
Hierarchical Display of Social development
Concept of Social development
Characteristics of Social development
Translation of Social development
- Spanish: Desarrollo social
- French: Développement social
- German: Soziale Entwicklung
- Italian: Sviluppo sociale
- Portuguese: Desenvolvimento social
- Polish: Postęp społeczny
Thesaurus of Social development
Social Questions > Social affairs > Social life > Social development
International Organisations > United Nations > UN research and training institutes > UN Research Institute for Social Development > Social development
- Social progress