2011 High-level Expert Group Meeting on “Poverty Eradication”

EGM on Poverty Eradication 201120-22 June 2011, Geneva, Switzerland

The Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD) of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, in close collaboration with the International Labour Organization (IL0) is organizing a high-level Expert Group Meeting on “Poverty Eradication” from 20-22 June 2011, in Geneva, Switzerland, as part of the preparations for the 50th session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD), 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.

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