High School General Assembly 7


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Rethinking and strengthening social development in the contemporary world

"This is our world, a common world. Everybody should feel a common responsibility" -Former United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

Article 2 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that “everyone is entitled to all rights and freedoms without distinction of any kind, such as race, color, sex, nationality, social origin etc.” Yet today many people face the harsh denial of the rights they are entitled with. These conditions have led to the empowerment of over 40% of the total world population and this has caused the rise of various issues of high priority such as unemployment, poverty, discrimination, illiteracy, inequality etc. Thailand feels that the above issues can only be dealt through the amendment and development of various social laws. Sustainable Development is the development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of the future generations to meet their own needs. One of the key factors responsible for the achievement of sustainability is social development which is the prioritizing of human needs in the growth and progression of the society. Thailand understands that social development, as one of the three dimensions of sustainable development, is crucial to ensuring development progress. The United Nations (UN) has passed many resolutions on these issues and has also held various summits to address the matter. It formed the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a set of 17 Global Goals, in order to achieve global sustainability through development by 2030. The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), in its resolution A/RES/66/288, agreed to promote the eradication of inequality, poverty, unemployment, illiteracy etc. a...