Decides to take note of the Beirut Declaration, annexed hereto, as a new vision that defines the role and tasks of ESCWA in line with regional and world developments in the coming century; invites member States to take inspiration from elements of the Declaration in formulating their national policies and programmes and in strengthening international and regional cooperation between themselves; requests the Executive Secretary to ensure that in future the activities of the Commission take into account the content of the Declaration
"Annex: Beirut Declaration: Western Asia preparing for the twenty-first century": p. 71-72. In: Resolutions and decisions of the Economic and Social Council, organizational session for 1999, New York, 20 Jan. and 2-5 Feb. 1999; resumed organizational session for 1999, New York, 25 March, 6 and 7 May and 23 June 1999; substantive session of 1999, Geneva, 5-30 July 1999; resumed substantive session of 1999, New York, 16 Sept., 26 Oct., 15 Nov. and 16 Dec. 1999 - E/1999/99 - p. 71-72 - (ESCOR, 1999, Suppl. no. 1).