In the 1960s, membership in the UN continued to expand and issues of development came to the attention of the international community through actions both within and outside of the UN. Some of the key UN resolutions, reports and events are highlighted.
"At the opening of the United Nations development decade, we are beginning to understand the real aims of development and the nature of the development process. We are learning that development concerns not only man's material needs, but also the improvement of the social conditions of his life and his broad human aspirations. Development is not just economic growth, it is growth plus change."
During this time, the practice of calling for international observances, such as international days, years and decades, grew as a practice to highlight development issues and concerns.
These websites gather comprehensive historic information on a particular aspect of the UN and supplement this guide.