59th Commission for Social Development, 8-17 February 2021

The 59th session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD59) will take place from 8 to 17 February in 2021.

The priority theme will be “Socially just transition towards sustainable development: the role of digital technologies on social development and well-being of all.”

 The Commission will highlight the role of digital technologies in promoting social development and well-being for all, giving particular attention to disadvantaged, marginalized, or vulnerable groups and communities. It will conclude with recommendations on how countries can make further progress on these issues.

The Commission will host a High- level panel discussion on the priority theme, a Ministerial Forum, a Panel discussion on Emerging Issues, an Interactive dialogue with senior officials of the UN System, a Multi-stakeholder Forum, and a Civil Society Forum.

The Commission will also host many side events to raise awareness about the priority theme. For more information, please visit: https://bit.ly/un-csocd59.

Resources

EGM on “Socially just transition towards sustainable development:  The role of digital technologies on social development and well-being of all”
In preparation for the CSocD59, UNDESA in collaboration with ITU and UNCTAD convened a virtual Expert Group Meeting on the priority theme from 4  to 7 August 2020.

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