TitlePatterns of consumption : qualitative aspects of development : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly.
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Considers that an accurate assessment of the advances in living standards requires a reliable measuring instrument consisting of a set of indicators related to living conditions, employment and the circumstances underlying them, and the improvement of basic national statistical programmes and capabilities related to food, clothing, housing, education, health care and necessary social services; encourages countries to undertake efforts to collect, tabulate and regularly publish accurate and updated data on consumption and living standards for different population groups, bearing in mind the need for more international attention to be given to the qualitative aspects of development; further requires the Secretary-General to prepare a report on patterns of consumption and related socio-economic indicators, based on the views of all interested States and on information about the work done so far by relevant bodies in the UN System, in particular the UN Research Institute for Social Development, and to submit the report to the Statistical Commission at its 24th session for its consideration, and requests the Economic and Social Council to report thereon to the General Assembly at its 42nd session.
Adopted at the 119th plenary meeting, 17 Dec. 1985. In: Resolutions and decisions adopted by the General Assembly during its 40th session, 17 September-18 December 1985, 28 April-9 May and 20 June 1986. - A/40/53. - 1986. - p. 140. - (GAOR, 40th sess., Suppl. no. 53).