TitleSocial welfare, development and science and technology.
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Calls upon all States to encourage co-operation to ensure scientific and technological progress for the welfare of their peoples, as well as of all human beings and their social and economic development and to contribute to promoting economic development and eliminating grave social problems in the world; calls upon all Governments to use scientific and technological achievements for the promotion of peaceful social and economic development, and to prevent their misuse to the disadvantage of human beings; requests the Secretary-General, when elaborating the next report on the world social situation, to take due account of the effects of science and technology on processes of social welfare and development on the basis of available information from Governments and the organizations of the UN system; invites the Commission for Social Development, in its discussion of the world social situation, to pay increasing attention to the effects of science and technology on the processes of social welfare and development; requests the Secretary-General or interested Governments to consider in the near future convening an expert seminar on the effects of science and technology on social welfare and development.
Adopted at the 15th plenary meeting, 24 May 1989. In: Resolutions and decisions adopted by the Economic and Social Council at its 1st regular session of 1989, 2-24 May 1989. - E/1989/INF/7. - 14 July 1989. - p. 80-81. - Issued in ESCOR, 1989, Suppl. no. 1.