Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Far East 1972

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This latest edition of the Survey analyzes current economic and social developments in the region against the background of events in the world economy. It also focuses on the serios problems of growth and transformation of the area's least developed and Pacific Island developing economies.



General objectives and targets of the Second Development Decade

Recognizing that “economic and social progress is the common and shared responsibility of the entire international community”, the General Assembly of the United Nations designated the 1970s as the Second United Nations Development Decade and member Governments pledged themselves, individually and collectively, to pursue policies designed to create “a more just and rational world economic and social order in which equality of opportunities should be as much a prerogative of nations as of individuals within a nation”. To give substance to this pledge, the General Assembly resolution laid down certain targets to be attained within the Second Development Decade and also outlined a broad policy framework for the attainment of these targets.


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