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2005 world summit outcome: Responsibility to protect

  • Clear and unambiguous acceptance by all governments of the collective international responsibility to protect populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity. Willingness to take timely and decisive collective action for this purpose, through the Security Council, when peaceful means prove inadequate and national authorities are manifestly failing to do it.

2005 world summit outcome: Human rights, Democracy and Rule of law

  • Decisive steps to strengthen the UN human rights machinery, backing the action plan and doubling the budget of the High Commissioner.
  • Agreement to establish a UN Human Rights Council during the coming year.
  • Reaffirmation of democracy as a universal value, and welcome for new Democracy Fund which has already received pledges of $32 million from 13 countries.
  • Commitment to eliminate pervasive gender discrimination, such as inequalities in education and ownership of property, violence against women and girls and to end impunity for such violence.

2005 world summit outcome: Management reform

  • Broad strengthening of the UN’s oversight capacity, including the Office of Internal Oversight Services, expanding oversight services to additional agencies, calling for developing an independent oversight advisory committee, and further developing a new ethics office.
  • Update the UN by reviewing all mandates older than five years, so that obsolete ones can be dropped to make room for new priorities.

2005 world summit outcome: International health

  • A scaling up of responses to HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria, through prevention, care, treatment and support, and the mobilization of additional resources from national, bilateral, multilateral and private sources.
  • Commitment to fight infectious diseases, including a commitment to ensure full implementation of the new International Health Regulations, and support for the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network of the World Health Organization.

2005 world summit outcome: Development

  • Strong and unambiguous commitment by all governments, in donor and developing nations alike, to achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015.
  • Additional $50 billion a year by 2010 for fighting poverty.
  • Commitment by all developing countries to adopt national plans for achieving the Millennium Development Goals by 2006.
  • Agreement to provide immediate support for quick impact initiatives to support anti-malaria efforts, education, and healthcare.

2005 world summit outcome: Terrorism

  • Clear and unqualified condemnation—by all governments, for the first time—of terrorism “in all its forms and manifestations, committed by whomever, wherever and for whatever purposes.”
  • Strong political push for a comprehensive convention against terrorism within a year. Support for early entry into force of the Nuclear Terrorism Convention. All states are encouraged to join and implement it as well as the 12 other antiterrorism conventions.