United Nations A/RES/56/150 General Assembly Distr.: General 8 February 2002 Fifty-sixth session Agenda item 119 (b) Resolution adopted by the General Assembly [on the report of the Third Committee (A/56/583/Add.2)] 56/150. The right to development The General Assembly, Guided by the Charter of the United Nations, which expresses, in particular, the determination to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom as well as to employ international mechanisms for the promotion of the economic and social advancement of all peoples, Recalling that the Declaration on the Right to Development, adopted by the General Assembly in its resolution 41/128 of 4 December 1986, confirmed that the right to development is an inalienable human right and that equality of opportunity for development is a prerogative both of nations and of individuals who make up nations, Recalling also that the outcome of the World Conference on Human Rights, held in Vienna from 14 to 25 June 1993, namely the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, 1 reaffirmed the right to development as a universal and inalienable right and an integral part of all fundamental human rights, Recalling further the outcomes of the World Summit for Social Development, 2 and the twenty-fourth special session of the General Assembly entitled “World Summit for Social Development and beyond: achieving social development for all in a globalizing world”, held in Geneva from 26 June to 1 July 2000, 3 especially as they relate to the realization of the right to development, Recalling its resolution 55/279 of 12 July 2001, in which it endorsed the Brussels Declaration 4 and the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2001–2010 5 adopted by the Third United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries, held in Brussels from 14 to 20 May 2001, _______________ 1 A/CONF.157/24 (Part I), chap. III. Report of the World Summit for Social Development, Copenhagen, 6–12 March 1995 (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.96.IV.8), chap. I, resolution 1, annexes I and II. 3 Resolution S-24/2, annex. 4 A/CONF.191/12. 5 A/CONF.191/11. 2 01 48670

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