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D. THE ROLE OF THE UNITED NATIONS SYSTEM:

This section describes: the role of the General Assembly and ECOSOC in social development; the scope of UN assistance needed for developing countries and countries with economies in transition; the coordination required within the UN system; and the strengthening of UNDP. On the role of ECOSOC, brackets remain around references to: convening a second WSSD; the role of ECOSOC in making recommendations for improving the capacity of the UN to respond to economic and social crises; and development of a common framework for the implementation of conference outcomes. The entire paragraph on UN technical assistance to countries with economies in transition remains bracketed. Brackets also remain around references to ILO consideration of the social dimensions of the liberalization of international trade and to strengthening UN capacity for gathering information and developing social development indicators.