In this commitment, States commit to increase and/or use
more efficiently the resources that are allocated to social development. National-level
actions include: economic policies to attract external resources; innovative funding
sources; reliable statistics to develop social policies; fair, progressive taxation systems;
and reduction in military expenditures. International-level actions include: mobilization
of new resources; facilitation of the flow of international finance, technology and
human skills; fulfillment of ODA targets; implementation of existing debt-relief
agreements; and monitoring of the impact of trade liberalization on developing
countries" efforts to meet basic human needs.
Brackets remain around references to: mobilization of resources from all "available"
funding sources; facilitation of finance, technology, and human skills transfer towards
countries with economies in transition; cancellation of debt; a sustainable solution to
the difficulties of servicing multilateral debt; and "striving" to increase finances for
UN operational activities.