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Requests the Secretary-General to submit to the General Assembly at its 44th session, through the Economic and Social Council at its 1st regular session of 1990, an expanded version of the 1989 report on the world social situation, which should include: (a) a special chapter devoted to a comprehensive overview of the general trends in the main indicators of the social situation and standards of living world wide; (b) a special chapter on an analysis of the relationship between trends in the world economy and trends in the social situation; (c) a chapter which studies the impact of structural adjustments and the external indebtedness of developing countries on the social situation; (d) a chapter in which the individual conclusions of chapters dealing with specific social problems are integrated and placed in the overall context of the world economic and social situations; requests the Secretary-General to submit a report to the General Assembly at its 46th session, through the Economic and Social Council, on the work being done within the UN system to improve and further develop quantitative and qualitative indicators that measure accurately the social condition and the standards of living of the world's population and to give high priority to an analysis of the main indicators of social progress and standards of living.
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. 148-149. - Issued in ESCOR, 1989, Suppl. no. 1.