Employment Issue in Social Perspective
The World Summit for Social Development put the goal of full and productive employment at the forefront of the UN development agenda and recognized that the generation of productive employment was the most effective means of reducing poverty and promoting social integration. It also called for broader, more integrated action to promote employment in national development strategies. Governments committed to promote full employment as a priority of their economic and social policies. At the special session in 2000, the General Assembly emphasized the need to elaborate a coherent and coordinated international strategy on employment.