DSPD organized an expert group meeting on “Indigenous Youth: Identity, challenges and hope: Articles 14, 17, 21 and 25 of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples” from 29-31 January 2013, in New York at the United Nations Headquarters.The EGM on indigenous youth was organized following a decision by the Economic and Social Council, authorizing a three day international expert group meeting. The results of the meeting were reported to the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at its twelfth session in May 2013.
DSPD in collaboration with the Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), organized an Expert Group Meeting on “E-Participation: Empowering People through Information Communication Technologies (ICTs)” from 24 to 25 July at ITU Headquarters in Geneva, as part of the preparations for the 52nd session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD) that will take place in February 2014 and to promote the 2013 theme of the Economic and Social Council Annual Ministerial Review on “Science, technology and innovation — as well as culture — for sustainable development”.
DSPD oganized an Expert Group Meeting on “Policies and strategies to promote empowerment of people in achieving poverty eradication, social integration and full employment and decent work for all” from 10 to 11 September 2013 in New York. The meeting was convened in preparation for the 52nd session of the Commission, which will take place in February 2014 and which should agree on a policy outcome (i.e. a resolution) on this priority theme.
DSPD Focal Point on Ageing will convene an Expert Group Meeting on “Neglect, Abuse and Violence of Older Women” on 5-7 November 2013 in New York. The meeting aims to inform the debate on neglect, abuse and violence against older women by addressing urgent and relevant issues in assessment and current prevention measures, as well as consideration of possible new identification and prevention measures. The EGM will also explore the various definitions, forms, prevalence and risk factors of neglect, abuse and violence against older women and explore the institutional and societal attitudes that lead to the lack of inclusion of older women in policies, programmes and debates on violence against women.