The United Nations Declaration on Social Progress and Development was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly on December 11, 1969. This proclamation primarily aimed at promoting higher standards of living, full employment and conditions of economic and social progress and development. It states that social development can be attained only through peaceful coexistence, friendly relations and cooperation among states with different social, economic or political systems. All the states and international organizations were asked to undertake measures to eliminate all evils and obstacles to social progress, such as inequality, exploitation, war, colonialism and racism, from the society.
The Declaration was proclaimed by the UN to promote the progress of all mankind towards the above goals, and to overcome all obstacles towards their realization.