A/RES/62/206 United Nations Distr.: General 10 March 2008 General Assembly Sixty-second session Agenda item 58 (b) Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 19 December 2007 [on the report of the Second Committee (A/62/423/Add.2)] 62/206. Women in development The General Assembly, Recalling its resolutions 52/195 of 18 December 1997, 54/210 of 22 December 1999, 56/188 of 21 December 2001, 58/206 of 23 December 2003, 59/248 of 22 December 2004 and 60/210 of 22 December 2005 and all its other resolutions on the integration of women in development, and the relevant resolutions and agreed conclusions adopted by the Commission on the Status of Women, including the Declaration adopted at its forty-ninth session, 1 0F Reaffirming the Beijing Declaration 2 and Platform for Action 3 and the outcome of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly, entitled “Women 2000: gender equality, development and peace for the twenty-first century”, 4 and recalling the outcomes of all other relevant major United Nations conferences and summits, 1F 2F 3F Reaffirming also the United Nations Millennium Declaration, 5 which affirms that the equal rights and opportunities of women and men must be assured, and calls for, inter alia, the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women as being effective and essential to eradicating poverty and hunger, in combating diseases and in stimulating development that is truly sustainable, 4F Taking note with appreciation of the discussion on women in development in the Commission on the Status of Women at its fiftieth session, and recalling its agreed conclusions on “Enhanced participation of women in development: an enabling environment for achieving gender equality and the advancement of women, taking into account, inter alia, the fields of education, health and work”, 6 5F _______________ 1 See Official Records of the Economic and Social Council, 2005, Supplement No. 7 and corrigendum (E/2005/27 and Corr.1), chap. I, sect. A. 2 Report of the Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing, 4-15 September 1995 (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.96.IV.13), chap. I, resolution 1, annex I. 3 Ibid., annex II. 4 Resolution S-23/2, annex, and resolution S-23/3, annex. 5 See resolution 55/2. 6 See Official Records of the Economic and Social Council, 2006, Supplement No. 7 and corrigenda (E/2006/27 and Corr.1 and 2), chap. I, sect. D. 07-47613

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