TitleUse of science and technology in the interest of social and economic development.
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Calls upon all States to promote co-operation to ensure scientific and technological progress for the welfare of their peoples, and of all humankind, and their social and economic development, and to contribute towards eliminating economic backwardness and grave social problems in the world, such as hunger, illiteracy, homelessness, unemployment and inadequate health protection; requests the Commission for Social Development to consider the use of science and technology in the interest of social development in connection with its review of the world social situation.
Adopted at the 17th plenary meeting, 28 May 1987. In: Resolutions and decisions / adopted by the Economic and Social Council at its 1st regular session of 1987, 4-29 May 1987. - E/1987/INF/5. - 10 June 1987. - p. 60-61. - Issued in ESCOR, 1987, Suppl. no. 1.