social development

social learning

In psychological theory, a change in behaviour that is controlled by environmental influences rather than by innate or internal forces. In zoology, social learning is exhibited by innumerable species of birds and mammals, who modify their behaviour by observing and imitating the adults around them. Birdsong is a socially learned behaviour.

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The Centre for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs (CSDHA) was the division of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC), responsible for coordination of all issues related social policy within the United Nations system. It was based at the UN Office in Vienna, Austria (UNOV) until the 1990s.

It moved to the United Nations Headquarters and is now known as the Division for Social Policy and Development.

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