Yearbook of the United Nations, 2006. Part 3, Economic and social questions. Chapter 9, Social policy, crime prevention and human resources development
In 2006, the United Nations continued to promote social, cultural and human resources development, and strengthen its crime prevention and criminal justice programme. The Commission for Social Development considered as its priority theme the review of the first United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (1997-2006). It adopted resolutions on the social dimensions of the New Partnership for Africa's Development and on the modalities for the first review and appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, 2002. The Commission also reviewed relevant UN plans and programmes of actions pertaining to the situation of social groups. The Secretary-General reported on the implementation of the Copenhagen Declaration on Social Development and the Programme of Action, adopted at the 1995 World Summit for Social Development, and on further initiatives for social development, adopted by the General Assembly's twenty-fourth (2000) special session. The Ad Hoc Committee on the Comprehensive and Integral International Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities negotiated and adopted the final draft text of the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which was welcomed by the Economic and Social Council, and later adopted by the General Assembly. The Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, at its fifteenth session, focused on, among other things, UN standards and norms in crime prevention; action against transnational crime, such as kidnapping and trafficking in persons; strengthening the rule of law and the criminal justice systems in Africa; technical assistance for prison reform in Africa; strengthening basic principles of judicial conduct; international cooperation against corruption; and follow-up to the Eleventh United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. The Secretary-General reported on the activities undertaken to implement the International Plan of Action for the United Nations Literacy Decade (2003-2012). Concerned about meeting the goals of the Decade, the Assembly appealed to Governments to mobilize enough resources and called for increased investments in education. The Secretary-General also reported on the work of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, and the development of the academic and professional training programmes of the University for Peace.
UN - UN. Economic and Social Council - UN. General Assembly - UN. Commission for Social Development - UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice - SOCIAL POLICY - CRIME PREVENTION - PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES - ORGANIZED CRIME - TRANSNATIONAL CRIME - CULTURAL COOPERATION - LANGUAGES - HUMAN RESOURCES - TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS
Yearbook of the United Nations, 2006. v. 60; Vol. 60
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