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Global Poverty Conference Sets Social Development Guidelines

LADB Article ID: 56199
Category/Department: Region
Date: 1995-03-23
By: LADB Staff

The UN's first world conference on poverty and social problems, held in Copenhagen March 6-12, led to a landmark declaration that commits the UN's member nations to a 10-point guideline for attacking "poverty, social disintegration, and unemployment" around the world. Latin American countries now plan to use the declaration as a point of departure for future negotiations with advanced industrialized nations regarding economic assistance and development strategies in this hemisphere.

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