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Unformatted text preview: 1 THE EQUITY GAP: A SECOND ASSESSMENT The equity gap A second assessment Summary Introduction / ! Summary and conclusions / % The context for economic reform / % Poverty and social integration / ' Employment, wages and productivity / 1 Social integration / 1# Social reforms / 1% An overall view / " ECLAC 2000 2 ECLAC 2000 The equity gap: A second assessment has been prepared by the ECLAC secretariat for the Second Regional Conference in Follow-up to the World Summit for Social Development, to be held in Santiago in May 2000. This publication contains the introduction, summary and conclusions of that document. 3 THE EQUITY GAP: A SECOND ASSESSMENT 1 Paragraph No. 95, subparagraph (h) of the Programme of Action of the World Summit for Social Development.. I NTRODUCTION The World Summit for Social Development was held from 6 to 12 March 1995 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The participants in that meeting, who included numerous Heads of State and Government and representatives of all the States Members of the United Nations, issued the Copenhagen Declaration on Social Development and adopted a programme of action. These two documents the first being political in nature, while the second is designed to serve as a practical toolreflect commitments made at the national, regional and international levels. Two years later, in 1997, representatives of the member States of ECLAC gathered at the First Regional Conference in Follow-up to the World Summit for Social Development, held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in order to assess the steps being taken to achieve the objectives of the Copenhagen Summit. 1 At the second meeting (Santiago, Chile, May 2000) held to evaluate the progress made in implementing the recommendations formulated at the Summit, the States members of ECLAC are also preparing themselves to play 4 ECLAC 2000 an active part in the special session to be held by the General Assembly to review the progress made towards implementing the outcome of the World Summit for Social Development (Geneva, 26-30 June 2000). The secretariat of the Commission has prepared a document for the Second Regional Conference which focuses on three areas: first, an examination, from a Latin American and Caribbean perspective, of the current situation with regard to poverty, employment and social integration, which were the main themes of the Summit; second, a review of major policy trends relating to the fulfilment of the above-mentioned commitments; and, third, the formulation of a series of guidelines regarding the content and scope of policies for facilitating efforts to honour those commitments. Its aim is to help focus the debate among the Governments and civil society of Latin America and the Caribbean concerning the themes of the Copenhagen Summit and the commitments assumed there....
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