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Commitment 8:

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.