Yearbook of the United Nations, 2001. Part 3, Economic and social questions. Chapter 9, Social policy, crime prevention and human resources development
In 2001, the United Nations continued to promote the advancement of social, cultural and human resources development, and to strengthen its crime prevention and criminal justice programme. In February, the Commission for Social Development considered measures for implementing the further initiatives for social development adopted by the General Assembly at its twenty-fourth (2000) special session to review and appraise implementation of the outcome of the 1995World Summit for Social Development. The Assembly, in 2001, addressed follow-up to the World Summit and the special session and took action regarding other social issues, including the implementation of the 1982 World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons and preparations for the tenth anniversary of the 1994 International Year of the Family. The Assembly devoted two plenary meetings to the observance of the International Year of Dialogue among Civilizations (2001), at the close of which it proclaimed the Global Agenda for Dialogue among Civilizations. The Assembly also proclaimed 2002 as the United Nations Year for Cultural Heritage and addressed the question of the return or restitution of cultural properties. As part of UN efforts to enhance respect for cultural diversity, the Assembly adopted resolutions on the protection of religious sites, the destruction of relics and monuments in Afghanistan and the building of a better world through sports and the Olympic ideal. The Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice finalized draft plans of action for the implementation of the 2000 Vienna Declaration on Crime and Justice, which the Economic and Social Council endorsed and recommended to the Assembly for adoption. An intergovernmental expert group commenced work on drafting an international legal instrument against corruption. In May, the Assembly adopted and opened for signature the Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition to the 2000 United Nations Convention on Transnational Organized Crime. In December, the Assembly called for the early ratification of the Convention and related protocols. In continuing efforts to achieve the global goal of education for all, the Assembly, in December, proclaimed the 10-year period beginning 1 January 2003 the United Nations Literacy Decade. In its resolution on the University for Peace, it invited all peoples to celebrate One Day in Peace on 1 January 2002 and every year thereafter.
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, 2001. v. 55; Vol. 55
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