EGM on Inclusive and resilient recovery from COVID-19 for sustainable livelihoods, well-being and dignity for all

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©FAO/Arete/Ismail Taxta/FAO

In its resolution E/RES/2021/8, the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations decided that the priority theme for the 60th session of the Commission for Social Development to be held in February 2022 shall be, “Inclusive and resilient recovery from COVID-19 for sustainable livelihoods, well-being, and dignity for all: eradicating poverty and hunger in all its forms and dimensions to achieve the 2030 Agenda”. An Expert Group Meeting will be convened in preparation for the 60th session of the Commission which is expected to adopt a resolution on the priority theme.

The Commission, a functional commission of the Economic and Social Council, serves as the main United Nations forum for an intensified global dialogue on social development issues and in promoting the integrated treatment of social development issues in the United Nations system. It continues to have the primary responsibility to review, on a periodic basis, issues related to the Programme of Action of the World Summit for Social Development. Furthermore, the Commission will, within its mandate, make a vital contribution to the follow-up of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by supporting the thematic reviews of the High-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF) on progress being made in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, including cross-cutting issues.

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©Pep Bonet/NOOR for FAO/FAO

The meeting will provide inputs to the report of the Secretary-General on the priority theme, which offers the analytical backdrop to the Commission’s deliberations. The meeting will contribute to the work of the Commission by providing concrete, evidence-based recommendations on policies for an inclusive and resilient recovery from COVID-19, with a focus on eradicating poverty and hunger to achieve the 2030 Agenda.

Draft Aide-Mémoire

Agenda

Profiles of Speakers

Opening statement by Maximo Torero, Chief Economist, FAO


Final Report

Download the final report of the EGM.


Papers

Assessing the Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the livelihoods of rural people: A review of the evidence by Daniel Bordi, Marco Knowles, Nicholas Sitko, and Francesca Viberti

Annex-Covid impact rural areas by Nicholas Sitko

Effective strategies to eradicate poverty and hunger: Addressing food insecurity in the time of COVID-19 by John Hoddinott

COVID-19 in Latin America: Socioeconomic Impacts and Policy Responses by Ludovico Feoli

‘Reforming the International Financial and Fiscal System for better COVID-19 and Post-Pandemic Crisis Responsiveness’ by Rolph van der Hoeven and Rob Vos

Effective strategies to eradicate poverty and hunger: Addressing food insecurity- the case of DR Congo– by Azzurra Chiarini

Addressing poverty and food insecurity the quest for effective social protection by Sergei Zelenev

Policies and institutions contributing to socially just transition by Ilcheong Yi

Measures to prevent impoverishment and get back on track by Andrew Shepherd

An Alternative Fiscal Package to Mitigate India’s COVID Economic Crisis by Santosh Mehrotra

Informality and the Potential for South-south Cooperation between Brics by Santosh Mehrotra

ESCWA’s contribution by Khalid Abu-Ismail short version | long version

Multidimensional Poverty Indices: Actionable Metrics for Challenging Times by James Foster

Multidimensional Poverty and COVID-19 Risk Factors: A Rapid Overview of Interlinked Deprivations across 5.8 Billion People by Sabina Alkire 

Report of Regional Breakout session: Latin America and the Caribbean Effective strategies to eradicate poverty and hunger (Part II): social protection systems and floors by ECLAC


Presentations

Income poverty trends at the world and regional levels: Impacts of the COVID-19 crisis by Hantamalala Rafalimanana

Evolving socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19 in five African countries by Talip Kilic

Understanding the impacts of COVID 19 on rural livelihoods by Nicholas J Sitko

COVID 19: Poverty and Malnutrition: Reforming the International Financial and Fiscal System by Rolph van der Hoeven

Contributing to poverty eradication: Social protection floors by Carolina Trivelli

Effective strategies to eradicate poverty and hunger by John Hoddinott

Sida’s approach to multidimensional poverty by Karin Kronlid

Strengthening Social Protection for Pandemic Responses: Identifying the Vulnerable, Aiding Recovery and Building Resilience by Adrian Gauci

Universal social protection for an inclusive and resilient recovery from COVID-19 by Christina Behrendt

Effective strategies to eradicate poverty and hunger: Social protection systems and floors by Patrik Andersson

Tools for Poverty Reduction in Arab Countries by Khalid Abu-Ismail


Resources


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