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The Social Development Summit: progress and prospect



Disney, Julian

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Australian Development Studies Centre, The Australian National University


"The World Summit for Social Development in Copenhagen 1995, has set the scene for a decisive shift in national and international attitudes towards social development. It recognised and emphasised, at the highest level of government, the gravity of social distress throughout the world. It identified useful principles, goals and directions for action for reducing this distress and enhancing human well-being. The ultimate extent of the Summit's success, however, cannot yet be detennined. It depends on the extent to which the Summit catalyses specific, well-directed and vigorous action in coming years. Amongst other things, this will require major improvements in international cooperation in economic and social fields, especially through the UN system ..." - page 1




Disney, J. (1995). The Social Development Summit: Progress and prospect. Australian Development Studies Network Briefing Paper 38, August 1995. Canberra, ACT: ANU, Australian Development Studies Network



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