Confronting family poverty and social exclusion

Expert Group Meeting on family policies will be held in New York on 1-3 June

The UN Programme on the Family in DESA’s Division for Social Policy and Development is organizing this event under the theme “Assessing family policies: confronting family poverty and social exclusion & ensuring work-family balance.”

The meeting is convened as part of the preparations for the 20th anniversary of the International Year of the Family in 2014. The Expert Group Meeting will focus on the importance of designing, implementing and monitoring family-oriented policies especially in the areas of poverty eradication, full employment and decent work and work-family balance. The experts will offer recommendations on appropriate policies in these areas.

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Poverty eradication and decent work for all

High Level Expert Group Meeting will be arranged on 20-22 June in Geneva

DESA’s Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD), in close collaboration with the International Labour Organization (IL0), is organizing this event as part of the preparations for the 50th session of the Commission for Social Development, which is scheduled to take place in New York in February 2012.

The meeting is convened in the context of ECOSOC resolution 2010/L.5 in which the Economic and Social Council decided that the priority theme for the 2011-2012 review and policy cycle of the Commission should be “Poverty Eradication, taking into account its relationship to social integration and full employment and decent work for all.”

The outcomes of the meeting will provide important inputs to the work of the Commission, in particular contributing to formulation of policies that have been shown to have a major impact on efforts to reduce poverty.

For more information: http://social.un.org/index/ExpertGroupMeetingsPanelDiscussions.aspx

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