Building Forward Better for Older Persons post COVID-19
2-5 March 2021, Virtual
With the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as a background for discussions, this Expert Group meeting will bring together international experts, representatives of member states and relevant stakeholders to explore and propose some specific recommendations on how to ensure that ageing and older persons are adequately addressed, included, and actively engaged in post COVID-19 recovery efforts.
The conclusions and recommendations of this expert group meeting will serve to position DESA to better support Member States in the context of two important policy processes: (a) The implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
(b) The General Assembly open-ended working group for the purpose of strengthening the protection of the human rights of older persons
Implementation of the Third United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2018-2027)
24-27 May 2021, Virtual
The purpose of this expert group meeting is to bring together experts from the United Nations system, government, academia, think thanks, as well as civil society organizations to discuss key questions related to the implementation of the United Nations system-wide plan of action for the Third United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty, including the role that United Nations system can play to accelerate global actions for a world without poverty.
The meeting is expected to provide substantive input for the preparation of the report of the Secretary-General on the “Implementation of the Third United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2018–2027)” to be submitted to the seventy-sixth session of the General Assembly. This includes assessing the gaps, challenges and progress made in the implementation of the Third Decade, including COVID-19-related aspects, effects and response. The meeting will also review and assess progress made implementing the interagency system-wide plan of action for poverty eradication.
The Role of Cooperatives in Economic and Social Development
2-4 June 2021, Virtual
Recognizing the important role that cooperatives can play in the post-pandemic recovery, the Division for Inclusive Social Development of the Department of Economic and Social, in collaboration with the International Cooperative Alliance, organized an expert group meeting on “The Role of Cooperatives n Economic and Social Development: Building Back Better From the COVID-19 Pandemic”, virtually on 2 and 4 June 2021.
The meeting discussed key questions related to the implementation of General Assembly resolution on cooperatives in facilitating social development, including the role they can play to build the world back better from the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting provided expert analysis and policy recommendations that informed the preparation of the forthcoming report of the Secretary-General on cooperatives in social development.