TitleImprovement of social life : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly.
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Notes with great concern the slow progress in the implementation of the Declaration on Social Progress and Development; reaffirms that the social aspects and goals of development are an integral part of the overall development process and that it is the sovereign right of each State freely to determine and implement appropriate policies for social development within the framework of its development plans and priorities; calls upon Member States to make all efforts to promote the speedy and complete elimination of such fundamental elements hindering economic and social progress and development as colonialism, neo-colonialism, racism and all forms of racial discrimination, apartheid, foreign aggression, occupation, and domination and all forms of inequality and exploitation of peoples, and also to undertake effective measures to lessen international tensions; reiterates that it is the right of everyone to enjoy the greatest possible degree of physical and mental health; emphasizes that participation in cultural, sports and recreational activities and the use of leisure without discrimination of any kind promotes the improvement of social life.
Adopted at the 75th plenary meeting, 8 Dec. 1988. In: Resolutions and decisions adopted by the General Assembly during its 43rd session, Volume 1, 20 September-22 December 1988. - A/43/49. - 1989. - p. 225-226. - (GAOR, 43rd sess., Suppl. no. 49).