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Conference News: Improving Knowledge on Social Development in International Organizations

One way to improve the flow of information among United Nations officials with an interest in social development research is to bring them together from time to time in an informal setting, where substantive questions of world development can be discussed outside the context of formal inter-agency meetings. UNRISD took a first step in this direction in early November 2000 when it sponsored a three-day retreat at the Bellagio Centre in northern Italy.

Fifteen high-level officials seized this opportunity to exchange views on issues they considered central to social development in the coming decade. Participants came from the ILO, UNCTAD, UNDP, UNESCO, UNHCHR, UNIFEM, WHO and the United Nations Secretariat, as well as from the Economic Commissions for Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East.

This issue of Conference News provides a summary and analysis of the proceedings. Use the links on the right to open the PDF file or to receive it via email.
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  • Pub. Date: 1 Jun 2001
    Pub. Place: Geneva
    ISSN: 1020-8054
    From: UNRISD