50th Session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD50)

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At its fiftieth regular session, held from 1 to 10 February 2012, which was the policy year of a biennial cycle, the Commission for Social Development considered the priority theme “Poverty eradication”, taking into account its interrelationship with social integration and full employment and decent work for all. The Commission also reviewed relevant United Nations plans and programmes of action pertaining to the situation of social groups, and the social dimensions of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development.

At the opening of the session, the Commission was addressed, inter alia, by the President of the Economic and Social Council, the Deputy Secretary-General and the Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs. During its two-week session, the Commission convened two high-level panel discussions — one on the priority theme, and the other on the emerging issue of “Youth: poverty and unemployment” — and a special event on the theme “Financing of social development”.

In connection with the review of relevant United Nations plans and programmes of action pertaining to the situation of social groups, the Special Rapporteur on disability presented his report to the Commission.

The Commission adopted draft resolutions entitled “Poverty eradication”, “Future organization and methods of work of the Commission for Social Development”, “Mainstreaming disability in the development agenda”, “Preparations for and observance of the twentieth anniversary of the International Year of the Family” and “Social dimensions of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development”, and recommended to the Economic and Social Council their adoption.

In its resolution on its future organization and methods of work, the Commission decided that the priority theme for the 2013-2014 review and policy cycle should be “Promoting empowerment of people in achieving poverty eradication, social integration and full employment and decent work for all”. 

Final Report on the Fiftieth Session
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Members of the Bureau

Function Name Country
Chairperson
H.E. Mr. Jorge Valero
Venezuela
Vice-Chairpersons
Ms. Olisa Cifligu
Albania
 
Ms. Susanne Fries-Gaier
Germany
 
Ms. Ana Marie Hernando
Philippines
 
Mr. Mohamed Ibrahim Elbahi
Sudan

 

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