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A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE WSSD

In December 1992 the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 47/92, "Convening of a world summit for social development," and set the process in motion for organizing a meeting of Heads of State to tackle the critical problems of poverty, unemployment and social integration. Resolution 47/92 set out the following eleven objectives for the Summit:

Resolution 47/92 also states that, taking into account these objectives, the core issues to be addressed by the Summit are: the enhancement of social integration, particularly of the more disadvantaged and marginalized groups; alleviation and reduction of poverty; and expansion of productive employment. [Return to start of article]