Coordinated and integrated United Nations System approach to promoting rural development in developing countries, with due consideration to least developed countries, for poverty eradication and sustainable development
TitleCoordinated and integrated United Nations System approach to promoting rural development in developing countries, with due consideration to least developed countries, for poverty eradication and sustainable development
Calls for enhanced coordination and cooperation among the agencies of the UN system, including among the Rome-based agencies, especially at the country level, on the basis of the common country assessment and the UN Development Assistance Framework, in support of national development strategies as well as in enhancing their cooperation with the World Bank and the regional development banks; invites the international and regional financial institutions to continue to enhance their support for national efforts for poverty eradication and rural development in developing countries; also recognizes the vulnerability of the commodity-dependent developing countries, in particular the least developed countries, to market fluctuations, and calls on the UN system to support their efforts towards diversification of exports and value-added through processing as a means of increasing export earnings; expresses its serious concern regarding the severe food shortages and hunger facing millions of people, especially in Africa, recognizes that food security is a global concern and stresses the importance of improving famine prevention mechanisms and long-term food security, as well as of responding to emergency food aid needs; invites the UN system to further assist developing countries in their efforts to enhance access by the rural poor to productive assets, especially land and water, in order to promote social and economic development; calls upon the UN system to further support capacity-building programmes for, and exchanges of experience on, rural development through enhanced coordination and information exchange mechanism; calls upon the UN system and regional organizations to undertake measures to further promote South-South cooperation.
In: Resolutions and decisions of the Economic and Social Council, organizational session for 2004, New York, 21 Jan., 4-6, 13 and 27 Feb. and 3 May 2004; resumed organizational session for 2004, New York, 4 May and 3 and 15 June 2004; substantive session of 2004, New York, 28 June-23 July 2004; resumed substantive session of 2004, New York, 16 Sept. and 5 and 11 Nov. 2004 - E/2004/99 - p. 83-85 - (ESCOR, 2004, Suppl. no. 1).