Advantages and disadvantages of consolidating school districts within a state

ATTENDANCE AND ORGANIZATION OF WORK .............................93 A.

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In turn, social development and social justice cannot be attained in the absence of peace and security or in the absence of respect for all human rights and fundamental freedoms.

This essential interdependence was recognized 50 years ago in the Charter of the United Nations and has since grown ever stronger. We are deeply convinced that economic development, social development and environmental protection are interdependent and mutually reinforcing components of sustainable development, which is the framework for our efforts to achieve a higher quality of life for all people.

Furthermore, the global transformations of the world economy are profoundly changing the parameters of social development in all countries.

The challenge is how to manage these processes and threats so as to enhance their benefits and mitigate their negative effects upon people. There has been progress in some areas of social and economic development: (a) The global wealth of nations has multiplied sevenfold in the past 50 years and international trade has grown even more dramatically; (b) Life expectancy, literacy and primary education, and access to basic health care, including family planning, have increased in the majority of countries and average infant mortality has been reduced, including in developing countries; (c) Democratic pluralism, democratic institutions and fundamental civil liberties have expanded.

We invite all people in all countries and in all walks of life, as well as the international community, to join us in our common cause. Current social situation and reasons for convening the Summit 13.

We are witnessing in countries throughout the world the expansion of prosperity for some, unfortunately accompanied by an expansion of unspeakable poverty for others.Adoption of the rules of procedure ..........................96 F.Adoption of the agenda ......................................97 G. Election of officers other than the President ...............97 H.At the same time, the rapid processes of change and adjustment have been accompanied by intensified poverty, unemployment and social disintegration.Threats to human well-being, such as environmental risks, have also been globalized.5/ By this Summit we launch a new commitment to social development in each of our countries and a new era of international cooperation between Governments and peoples based on a spirit of partnership that puts the needs, rights and aspirations of people at the centre of our decisions and joint actions. We gather here in Copenhagen in a Summit of hope, commitment and action.

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