Which international decades have been proclaimed by the General Assembly?
Last Updated: Mar 17, 2015
United Nations observances contribute to the achievement of the purposes of the UN Charter and promote awareness of and action on important political, social, cultural, humanitarian or human rights issues. They provide a useful means for the promotion of international and national action and stimulate interest in United Nations activities and programmes.
The first UN decade was the United Nations Development Decade designated by the General Assembly in 1961 in Resolution 1710 (XVI).
The complete list of international decades is available from the United Nations Observances Website.
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