EGM on Strengthening Social Development in the Contemporary World

19-20 May 2015
United Nations Headquarters, New York

Summary Report of the EGM

Draft Agenda

Concept Note

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Background Papers

bulletSummary of the 2014 EGM on Rethinking and Strengthening Social Development: Progress in Advancing Social Development and Lessons Learned
bulletReport of the Secretary-General on the priority theme of the 53rd session of the Commission for Social Development
bulletNote by the Secretariat on Emerging Issues: contributions of social development to the transition from the MDGs to the sustainable development goals
bulletChair’s summary of the priority theme (CSocD53)
bulletDraft summary of the emerging issues (CSocD53)
bulletSummary of the E- Dialogue on Rethinking and Strengthening Social Development in the Contemporary World Organized by UNDESA/DSPD in collaboration with UNDP 6 – 24 April 2015

Experts Papers

bulletTowards a progressive and more coherent social policy framework: A think piece connecting social development concerns, notions and discourses by Gabriele Köhler
bulletReducing vulnerability and building resilience – what does it entail? by Andrew Shepherd
bulletFraming Social Inclusion Policies by Frances Stewart
bulletNew challenges for and new directions in social policy by Ilcheong Yi
bulletStrengthening social development in the contemporary context: Lessons from Latin American and the Caribbean by Simone Cecchini
bulletJobs and Sustainable Development: How do Labor Policies and Institutions fit in? by Gordon Betcherman
bulletSocial Protection and Social Policy Systems in the MENA Region: Emerging Trends by Rana Jawad

Experts Presentations

bulletStrengthening social development in the contemporary context: Lessons from Latin America and the Caribbean by Simone Cecchini
bulletJobs and Sustainable development How do Labor Policies and institutions fit in? by Gordon Betcherman
bulletEngaging the private sector in strengthening social development: Remarks of Ursula Wynhoven
bulletNew challenges for and new directions in social policy by Ilcheong Yi
bulletReducing vulnerability and building resilience – what does it entail? by Andrew Shepherd
bulletContribution by Daniel Perell,  NGO Committee on Social Development
bulletThe Role of Social Development in Achieving Environmental Goals by Remarks of Elliott Harris
bulletPriority Areas for Social Development: Perspectives from Africa by Eunice G. Kamwendo
bulletTowards a progressive and more coherent social policy framework: connecting concerns, notions and discourses. A think piece by Gabriele Köhler
bulletFraming Social Inclusion Policies by Frances Stewart

Useful Documents

bulletDevelopment and Welfare Policy in South Asia by Gabriele Koehler and Deepta Chopra
bulletPolicy integration in government in pursuit of the sustainable development goals: Report of the expert group meeting held on 28-29 January 2015 at United Nations Headquarters, New York
bulletStrategies and Options for Scaling up and enhancing the Child Grant Nationally in Nepal by Gabriele Koehler
bulletReligion and the Post 2015 dynamics by Azza Karam
bulletImproving People’s Lives: The New Organizing Principle
bulletThe Birth of the Social Summit: The Political Compatibility of Social and Economic Efficiency
bulletValuing the Dignity of Work
bulletRoad to Recovery: Cash transfers as emergency response to Napa;’s earthquake of 2015 and a catalyst for consolidating Nepal’s social protection floor by Gabriele Köhler

Helpful links

bulletCommittee of Experts on Public Administration: Report on the fourteenth session (20-24 April 2015)
bulletMiddle East and North Africa (MENA) Social Policy Network
bulletIs There an »Asian Welfare State Model«? East and South Asian Trajectories and Approaches to the Welfare State by Gabriele Koehler
bulletSustainable Development knowledge Platform
bulletOpen Working Group proposal for Sustainable Development Goals
bulletSocial Protection Systems in Latin America and the Caribbean 
bulletSocial Panorama of Latin America 2014
bulletInclusive Social Protection in Latin America: a comprehensive, rights-based approach 
bulletSocial protection systems in Latin America and the Caribbean: a comparative view

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