Integration of women in development.

  • Author: UN General Assembly (37th sess. : 1982-1983)
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  • Date:
    3 December 1982
  The General Assembly, Recalling paragraphs 190 to 196 of the World Plan of Action for the Implementation of the Objectives of the International Women's Year, which called upon the relevant agencies of the United Nations, and intergovernmental, interregional and regional bodies to scrutinize all existing plans and projects with a view to extending their sphere of activities to include women and to develop new and innovative projects to include women, Bearing in mind that development is one of the themes of the United Nations Decade for Women, Further recalling paragraphs 233 and 234 of the Programme of Action for the Second Half of the United Nations Decade for Women, which recommended that numerous actions should be taken in the areas of technical co-operation, training and advisory services, Noting paragraph 50 of the International Development Strategy for the Third United Nations Development Decade, which stated that full and effective participation by the entire population at all stages of the development process should be ensured, Looking ahead to the world conference on women, to be held in 1985, which will review and appraise the achievements of the Decade and the need to continue such achievements beyond the end of the Decade, Convinced of the importance of fully integrating women into all areas of development, both as participants and as beneficiaries, Aware that greater co-ordination and knowledge of activities in this area within the specialized agencies of the United Nations and the regional commissions and by Member States and non-governmental organizations would facilitate an exchange of experiences and concepts and be beneficial to all, Expressing appreciation to those organizations which have made regular reports on the implementation of the objectives of the World Plan of Action and the Programme of Action,

1. Calls upon the Secretary-General to encourage the specialized agencies and the regional commissions which have not yet done so to develop a comprehensive policy regarding the concerns of women both as participants and as beneficiaries in technical co-operation and development activities and to develop a strategy to ensure that women are an integral part of these activities;

2. Urges the above organizations to take every appropriate action within existing resources to monitor the implementation of the above-mentioned policies and strategies and to help disseminate this information upon request to Member States and other interested parties;

3. Requests the Secretary-General to carry out all the activities called for in the present resolution within existing resources and to submit a progress report to the General Assembly at its thirty-eighth session for its consideration, bearing in mind Assembly resolution 36/127 of 14 December 1981 entitled "Consideration within the United Nations of questions concerning the role of women in development".


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