2016 Expert Group Meetings and Panel Discussions

 

2016 Expert Group Meetings and Panel Discussions

International Expert Group Meeting on Indigenous Languages
New York, 19-21 January 2016
UNDESA DSPD organized an expert group meeting on “Indigenous languages” at UN Headquarters in New York from 19 to 21 January 2016. This was the second international expert group meeting on indigenous languages organized by UNDESA. It will build upon the findings and recommendations of the 2008 expert group meeting on the principles of cultural diversity and indigenous languages as a way to promote intercultural dialogue and affirm indigenous peoples’ identity.

 

Family policies and the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda
New York, 12-13 May 2016
The Focal Point on the Family in the UNDESA DSPD organized an Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on “Family policies and the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda” to be held 12-13 May 2016 at UN Headquarters in New York. The EGM will focus on a number of family policies and their contribution to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals 1 to 4 as well as several cross cutting issues pertinent to SDG5.

 

Employment and Decent Work for Poverty  Eradication, in Support of the Second UN Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2008-2017)
Bangkok, 4-6 May 2016
UNDESA DSPD organized an Inter-agency Expert Group Meeting on “Employment and decent work for poverty eradication, in support of the Second UN Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2008 – 2017)” under the theme “Full employment and decent work for all” and the inter-agency Plan of Action for the decade from 4 – 6 May 2016, in Bangkok, Thailand, as part of the preparations for the 71st session of the UN General Assembly.

 

Strategies for Eradicating Poverty to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals
New York, 1-3 June 2016
UNDESA DSPD is organizing an Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on the priority theme of the fifty-fifth session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD55), from 1 to 3 June 2016 in New York. The outcomes of the meeting will provide important inputs to the Report of the Secretary-General on the priority theme by providing concrete, evidence-based reviews of poverty eradication strategies, highlighting those strategies that have been effective and those that have not and will draw lessons that will spur efforts to eradicate poverty within the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

 

Ensuring That No One Is Left Behind: The Cooperative Sector as a Partner in the Implementation of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
New York, 16-17 November 2016
UNDESA DSPD is organizing an Expert Group Meeting (EGM) as an important part of the process of reporting to the UN General Assembly about the role of cooperatives in promoting “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. The event will be take place from 16 – 17 November, at the United Nations Headquarters, New York. This EGM is an opportunity for the exchange of ideas on the role of cooperatives in helping to achieve the United Nations SDGs. The results will serve to raise awareness on the challenges faced by the cooperative enterprise model to make greater contributions to sustainable development.

 

Advancing the Rights and Perspectives of Women and Girls with Disabilities in Development and Society
Santiago, Chile, 15-17 November 2016
UNDESA DSPD and ECLAC are organizing an Expert Group Meeting on “Advancing the Rights and Perspectives of Women and Girls with Disabilities in Development and Society” in Santiago, Chile, from 15 to 17 November 2016. The meeting will identify strategies and develop recommendations to amplify the voices of women with disabilities and address persistent barriers to their empowerment, including by building synergies between gender equality and disability inclusion, addressing the intersectionality of gender and disability and mainstreaming gender equality and disability in the operationalization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

 

Promoting inclusion through social protection
New York, 1-2 December 2016
As part of the preparation of the Report on the World Social Situation 2017 on promoting inclusion through social protection, UNDESA DSPD is inviting experts on social inclusion and experts on social protection to serve as report advisors. Included among them are selected colleagues in other parts of the UN system as well as experts from academia and think-tanks.
The meeting will provide an opportunity for these expert/advisors to bring input and suggestions for the report. Presentations by each expert, divided into two or three sessions, will be followed by a discussion of each session’s topic and by a more focused discussion on implications for the RWSS.