EGM on Strategies for Eradicating Poverty to Achieve the SDGs, 1-3 June 2016

EGM on Strategies for Eradicating Poverty to Achieve the SDGs, 1-3 June 2016In its resolution E/CN.5/2016/L.4, the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations decided that the priority theme for the 2017-2018 review and policy cycle of the Commission for Social Development would be “Strategies for Eradicating Poverty to Achieve Sustainable Development for All”. In this context, the Division for Social Policy and Development of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) is organizing an Expert Group Meeting on the priority theme of the fifty-fifth session of the Commission, from 1 to 3 June 2016 in New York.

The Commission for Social Development continues to prioritize and give prominence to the review and follow-up of the Copenhagen World Summit for Social Development. Furthermore, the Commission will make a vital contribution to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The overarching objective of the 2030 Agenda is to eradicate poverty in all its forms, including extreme poverty. The 2030 Agenda provides a vision of a shared future with equality and opportunities for all, and has pledged to leave no one behind in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. In this regard, the Commission is well positioned, given its expertise and experience as the guardian of the social development agenda.

The Commission  focus on strategies for eradicating poverty to achieve sustainable development for all during the two-year review and policy cycle for the 2017 and 2018 sessions,. Poverty is a challenge faced by the least developed countries, middle-income and developed countries alike; hence the review will cover all categories of countries. This expert meeting is organized to provide expert inputs to prepare for this important task. 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.

EGM on Strategies for Eradicating Poverty @UN 1-3 June 2016.
Photos of the EGM


Expert Papers 

Expert Presentations


  • DESA’s publication on Public-Private Partnerships and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
  • Uganda Case Study: Ensuring escapes from Poverty are sustained to end extreme poverty by USAID
  • PROPEL Toolkit: An Implementation Guide to the Ultra-Poor Graduation ApproachUltra-Poor Graduation Approach by BRAC
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