46th Session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD46)

 46th Session, 6 to 15 February 2008, New York   Priority Theme: "Promoting Full Employment And Decent Work For All"

Priority Theme: “Promoting Full Employment And Decent Work For All”

At its forty-sixth session, held from 6 to 15 February 2008, the Commission for Social Development (CSocD) considered the priority theme “Promoting full employment and decent work for all”, and the review of relevant United Nations plans and programmes of action pertaining to the situation of social groups during the policy year of its biennial cycle.

On the priority theme, the Commission heard a keynote address by Carlos Tomada, Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Protection of Argentina, and held a panel discussion. The Commission adopted a policy-oriented resolution on the priority theme, which was recommended to the Economic and Social Council for adoption. The Council would decide to keep full and productive employment and decent work for all under review and would request the Secretary-General to submit a report on the implementation of the resolution to the Commission at its fortyseventh session and to the General Assembly at its sixty-fourth session, as part of the report on the outcome of the implementation of the World Summit for Social Development and of the twenty-fourth special session of the Assembly.

The Commission also adopted a resolution entitled “Social dimensions of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development”, in which the Council would recommend that the Commission continue to give prominence to and raise awareness of the social dimensions of the New Partnership and would request the Secretary-General, in collaboration with the Office of the Special Adviser for Africa, to submit a report on the social dimensions of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development to the Commission at its forty-seventh session.

In connection with its review of plans and programmes of action pertaining to the situation of social groups, the Commission held a panel discussion, with the participation of the executive secretaries of the regional commissions, on the
regional review and appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, 2002. The Commission adopted a resolution on the first review and appraisal of the Plan of Action.

The Commission heard the statement of the Special Rapporteur on Disability of the Commission for Social Development and adopted a resolution, in which the Economic and Social Council would renew the mandate of the Special Rapporteur
through 31 December 2011.

The Commission held a panel discussion on the theme “Mainstreaming disability in the development agenda” as an emerging issue. It adopted a resolution in which the Economic and Social Council would encourage Member States, the
United Nations system and other entities of the international community to ensure that issues that affected persons with disabilities, including the perspective of persons with disabilities, were incorporated into the formulation of policies aiming at the full and effective participation of persons with disabilities in development.

The Commission held a discussion on the theme “Full employment and decent work: intensification of efforts to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women”; the summary of the discussion was transmitted to the Secretary-General for
his annual report to the General Assembly, as requested by the Assembly in its resolution 61/143.

The Commission also addressed the subject of its future organization and methods of work and recommended to the Council that “Social integration” be the priority theme for the 2009-2010 review and policy cycle, taking into account the
relationship with poverty eradication and full employment and decent work for all.

Final Report on the Forty-Sixth Session, E/2008/26–E/CN.5/2008/10
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Final Report on the Forty-Sixth Session, E/2008/26–E/CN.5/2008/10
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Members of the Bureau:

Function Name Country
Chairperson
H.E. Mr. Alexei Tulbure
Moldova
Vice-Chairpersons
Mr. Ignacio Llanos
Chile
 
Ms. Zhang Dan
China
 
Mr. Bertin A. Babadoudou
Benin
 
Ms. Sonja Anna Kreibich
Germany

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