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DOCUMENTATION FOR PREPCOM III

A/CONF.166/PC/24:Adoption of the agenda and other organizational matters. This document contains the provisional agenda for the PrepCom, which includes the following items: 1. Adoption of the agenda and other organizational matters; 2. Accreditation of non-governmental organizations; 3. Status of the preparations for the World Summit for Social Development (Trust fund and public information programme); 4. Outcome of the World Summit for Social Development: draft declaration and draft programme of action; 5. Provisional agenda and organization of the WSSD; and 6. Adoption of the report of the Preparatory Committee.

A/CONF.166/PC/25:The status of the preparations for the WSSD. This note by the Secretariat includes the status of the Trust Fund and the public information programme.

A/CONF.166/PC/26: Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the report of the Symposium on Social Development.

A/CONF.166/PC/27: Seminar on the ethical and spiritual dimension of social progress. This meeting was held in Bled, Slovenia, 28-30 October 1994. The topics discussed included: an international code of ethics and the need for the Social Summit to be centered on the values of compassion and solidarity with the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.

A/CONF.166/PC/11/Add.2: Note by the Secretariat on accreditation of non-governmental organizations.

A/CONF.166/PC/L.22:Outcome of the World Summit for Social Development: draft declaration and draft programme of action. This document was prepared by the Secretariat following the intersessional informal consultations.

The draft declaration contains the following sections: the Introduction; Current Social Situation and Reasons for Convening the Summit; Principles and Goals; and Commitments.

The nine commitments are: (1) creating an enabling economic, political and legal environment conducive to social development, at all levels; (2) eradicating poverty in the world, through decisive national actions and international cooperation; (3) enabling all people to attain secure and sustainable livelihoods through freely chosen productive employment and work, and to maintain the goal of full employment; (4) promoting social integration and participation of all people by fostering societies that are stable, safe and just; (5) achieving full equity and equality between women and men and recognizing and enhancing the participation of women in social progress and development; (6) promoting the economic, social and human resource development of Africa and the least developed countries; (7) ensuring that structural adjustment programmes include the social development goals of eradicating poverty, generating productive employment and enhancing social integration; (8) increasing and utilizing more efficiently the resources assigned to social development to achieve the goals of the Summit through national action and international cooperation; and (9) strengthening the framework for cooperation for social development through the UN and other multilateral institutions.

The draft programme of action contains five chapters. Chapter I, "An enabling environment for social development," contains the following sections: A. A favorable national and international economic environment; and B. An enabling political and legal environment. Chapter II, "Eradication of Poverty," contains the following sections: A. The formulation of integrated strategies; B. Improved access to productive resources and infrastructure; C. Meeting the basic needs of all; and D. Enhanced social protection and reduced vulnerability. Chapter III, "Productive employment and the reduction of unemployment," contains the following sections: A. The centrality of employment-intensive growth in policy formation; B. Education, training and labor policies; C. Enhanced quality of work and employment; D. Enhanced employment opportunities for groups with special needs; and E. A broader conception of work and employment. Chapter IV, "Social Integration," includes: A. Responsive government and full participation in society; B. Non-discrimination, tolerance and respect for diversity; C. Equality of opportunity and social justice; D. Responses to special social needs; E. Equitable treatment and integration of migrants, migrant workers, refugees and displaced persons; and F. Violence, crime and drug abuse.

Chapter V, "Implementation and follow-up," includes: A. National strategies; B. Involvement of civil society; C. Mobilization of financial resources; D. The role of the UN system; and E. Periodic assessment of social conditions and social progress in the world.

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