Our Divisions: Division for Inclusive Social Development
The Division provides capacity development support to governments in devising multidisciplinary operational strategies that promote equitable social and economic development. The Division’s approach to technical cooperation strengthens social groups’ capacity to achieve well-being through greater inclusion and more active participation in society. The Division’s work is vital for the social pillar of sustainable development, in particular for SDG Goal 1 on “End poverty in all its forms everywhere”.
As the COVID-19 pandemic carves its dark entry into the history of humankind, causing serious illness and death, and upending daily life as we know it, UN DESA is supporting the world to contain the calamity and emerge from it more resilient and united. “UN DESA...
Helping Government Officials in Least Developed Countries Understand what it Means to Leave the LDC Category
UN DESA developed the Gradjet tool to help government officials in least developed countries (LDCs) understand what it means to leave the LDC category and to plot a course for future action.
It is also aimed at the wider development community and anyone else interested in LDC graduation. Tailored to each country, showing what graduation means in context, the site shows what happens before, during and after leaving the category, with contacts, information and suggestions about what to do at each stage.
Register and log in to see information specific to your country, or use the drop-down menu to select another LDC.
Data collection methodology and tools for supporting the formulation of evidence-based policies in response to the challenge of population ageing in sub-Saharan Africa
The objective of the project is to develop a standard methodology to produce, analyze and deliver a database of harmonized indicators on the situation of older persons in Africa. In close collaboration with the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Welfare in...
The implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is well underway, and cooperative businesses remain one of the best-kept secrets in the SDG toolbox. Cooperative enterprises are based on ethics, values, and a set of seven fundamental principles that keep people, rather than profit, at the centre of their businesses…