CSocD46 Press Releases

1 FEBRUARY 2008

Commission for Social Development to consider Employment, Ageing, Disability, Under theme ‘Full Employment, Decent Work For All’, 6 to 15 February Mainstreaming Disability in Development Effort Emerging Issue on Commission Agenda (SOC/4736)

6 FEBRUARY 2008

Jobless growth, shift to informal economies, need for stronger protection for workers among issues, as Social Development Commission opens session (SOC/4737)

Deputy-Secretary-General calls on Commission for Social Development to bring decent work agenda to peope everywhere, recommend national, global policies (DSG/SM/374-SOC/4738)

7 FEBRUARY 2008

Job creation strategies, expanded social protection, education for flexible workforce among issues, as Social Development Commission continues session (SOC/4739)

8 FEBRUARY 2008

In Social Development Commission, special rapporteur reports on implementation of standard rules on equalizing opportunities for persons with disabilities. Also, Panel Discussion Focuses on Madrid Plan of Action on Ageing; Discussion Concludes on Theme: Promoting Full Employment and Decent Work for All (SOC/4740)

11 FEBRUARY 2008

Entering second week, Social Development Commission debates entrenched challenges of Discrimination, Unemployment, affecting broad segments of population globally (SOC/4741)

12 FEBRUARY 2008

In Social Development Commission, speakers argue for ‘Inclusive Development’, integrating people with disabilities into development agenda. Also Hears Presentation on Women’s Progress in Global Labour Market (SOC/4742)

14 FEBRUARY 2008

Social Development Commission takes up texts on Social Dimensions of Africa’s Development Partnership, Mainstreaming Disability in Development Agenda (SOC/4743)

15 FEBRUARY 2008

Social Development Commission suspends Session (SOC/4744)

22 FEBRUARY 2008

Consensus Text on Priority Theme ‘Promoting Full Employment And Decent Work For All’ approved by Social Development Commission as it concludes Session. Other Texts Address Disability in Development Agenda, Disability Rapporteur, Ageing Action Plan Review, Social Dimensions of Africa’s Development Partnership (SOC/4745)

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