CSocD53 Side Events

Tentative List of Side Events
(Updated on 4 February 2015)

Tuesday 3 February

1. Title: Civil Society Forum (CSF)
Conference Room: Conference Room 12 from 10:00am- 1:00pm and ECOSOC Chamber from 1:15pm- 6:00pm
Organizers: UNDESA-DSPD, the NGO Committee for Social Development and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation

Website: http://www.ngosocdev.net

Wednesday 4 February

2. Title: Giving Childhood Back to Refugee Children
Conference Room: CR.A, 11:45pm- 1:00pm
Organizers: Curia Generalizia Agostiniana

3. Title: Briefing on Pathways to Strengthen Social Development and the Human Rights of Older Persons Post 2015.
Conference Room: CR.A, 1:15pm- 2:30pm
Organizers: International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, (INPEA)
Website: www.INPEA.net
Speakers: Susan Somers, INPEA and NGO Comm. Ageing, NY, Sub Comm. Older Women, Vitalija Gaucaite Wittich Chief – Population Unit, UNECE, Rose Mary Lane, Focal Point on Ageing, UN DESA,(TBC) Janina Hasse-Mohsine, Second Secretary, Permanent Mission of Germany,(invited) James Collins, Chair NGO Comm. on Ageing, NY and 2015 Stakeholders Group on Ageing, Bridget Sleap, HelpAge, Intl (INVITED) Lia Daichman, MD, International Longevity Center, Global Alliance ( Invited) Pat Brownell, International Counsel of Social Work (TBC)

Thursday 5 February 

4. Title: Effective ways for engaging youth in life of society by the example of the program for socially significant initiatives – “Copybook of Friendship”
Conference Room:  CR.B, 11:45am- 1:00pm
Organizers: NGO “Vector of Friendship”
Details of Event: To be provided as program is developed

5. Title: Social Protection, a strategic tool for poverty reduction and narrowing the inequality gap in Ghana.
Conference Room:  CR.A, 11:45am- 1:00pm
Organizers: Permanent Mission of Ghana to the UN
Details of Event: To be provided as program is developed

6. Title: The role of a Shared Society in achieving socially sustainable and inclusive development  Flyer   Concept Note
Conference Room:  CR.8, 1:15am- 2:30pm
Organizers: Club de Madrid
Details of Event: To be provided as program is developed

7. Title: Ageing connects all generations – good-practices on intergenerational support to active ageing Flyer
Conference Room:  CR.6, 1:15pm- 2:30pm
Organizers: Permanent Mission of the Czech Republic
Details of Event: To be provided as program is developed

Friday 6 February

8. Title: Le Developpement Social au Cameroun
Conference Room: CR.B,  1:15pm-2:30pm
Organizers: Association Camerounaise pour la Prise en Charge des Personnes Agees (ACAMAGE)
Speakers: Metang Paulette, President, ACAMAGE, Martha Bial, ACAMAGE Member
Details of Event: Le Developpement Social au Cameroun: Passer en revue la situation des differents groupes vulnerables.

9. Title: Reducing inequalities: a key to social development in the contemporary world  Flyer  Concept Note
Conference Room: CR.A, 1:15am- 2:30pm
Speakers:Representative of Her Excellency, Ms. Alicia Kirchner, President of the MOST Intergovernmental Council and Minister of Social Development, Argentina · Representative of Her Excellency, Ms. Betty Tola, the Minister of Economic and Social Inclusion, Government of Ecuador and President of the Latin American Forum of Ministers of Social Development · Ms. Sarah Cook, Director, UN Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) · Ms. Daniela Bas, Director, Division for Social Policy and Development (DPSD/UNDESA) · Ms. Cecilie Golden, Programme Specialist, UNESCO’s Management of Social Transformations Programme (MOST) Commentator: Ms. Lynne Healy, Professor, University of Connecticut and Representative of the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW)
.Moderator: Mr. Sergei Zelenev, Executive Director, International Council on Social Welfare

10. Title: RUSSIA: Creating an Inclusive Society
Conference Room: CR.A, 3:00pm- 4:30pm
Organizers: Interregional Union of Life Help for Mentally Handicapped Persons “Sail of Hope”
Website: www.parusnadezhdy.ru
Speakers: Sergei Zelenev, Executive Director of the International Council on Social Welfare, Vladimir Kornilovich, candidate of social sciences, deputy Chair of research division of educational-research center of Moscow Federation of Trade Unions, Marina Brilka, Director of Youth’ Initiatives Department, “Sail of Hope” (Irkutsk), Yury Alekseev, President of non-commercial Interregional Center of promotion of labor resources’ and territories’ development “OPTIMA-PROJECT” (Moscow), Elena Antipina, Director “Creative laboratory “Presentaция”, expert of International Assembly of capitals and big Gregory Pototskiy, sculptor, artist, president of International Academy of Kindness. The author of charitable program “In Russia kindly. From Russia with kindness”
Details of Event: The gradual increase in attention to the interests of the individual as an object of national policies in various fields led to the adoption of the Copenhagen Declaration of the United Nations on Social Development (1995), which declared the care of people as a basic condition for sustainable development. The central concept of the new approach to the social structure is social integration, the aim of which is creation “an inclusive society”. Investing in social innovations. Impact investing. Balanced social development of the territories

Monday 9 February

11. Title: Technical Cooperation and Evidence-Based Social Policies: Challenges and Opportunities
Conference Room: CR.11, 1:15pm- 2:30pm
Organizers: UNDESA-DSPD jointly with the World Bank
Speakers: Oleg Serezhin, Chief Technical Cooperation Unit (TCU), DSPD and Mr Calogero Carletto, Lead Economist – Manager, Living Standards Measurement Study, Development Research Group, World Bank. Chaired by Daniela Bas, Director of DSPD
Details of Event: To be provided as program is developed

12. Title: Building the sustainable development agenda with social protection at its core
Conference Room: CR.7, 1:15pm- 2:30pm
Organizers: Permanent Mission of Finland to the United Nations
Speakers: Ms. Eppu Mikkonen-Jeanneret, Director of Policy at HelpAge International; Ms. Helen Hamlin, International Federation of Ageing; Mr. Lloyd Russel-Moyle, Major Group of Children and Youth; Mr. Ronald Wiman, Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), EU SP-SYSTEMS Programme; Representative of African Union Commission (tbc); Moderator: Ms. Corrinne Woods, UN Millennium Campaign

13. Title: People First: Community Responses to Human Trafficking
Conference Room: CR.C, 1:15pm- 2:30pm
Organizers: Salesian Missions
Details of Event: To be provided as program is developed

14. Title: Figuring Transformational Politics: Protection Of Children Of Incarcerated Parents and/in the Disenfranchised
Conference Room: CR.C, 3:00pm-4:30pm
Organizers: International Institute for Child Protection
Speakers: Dr. Wilson Goode Snr, CEO Amachi Mr. Michael Oko-Davies, CEO IICP Legenju Vitalise Nkemngong Esq
Details of Event: The purpose and intention of the panel discussion is to identify and analysis range of approaches and interventions strategies that could apply to tackle impact of parental incarceration at country and international level. The focus is on the impact and effectiveness of various approaches in breaking the links between recidivism, domestic violence, juvenile offenders, insecurity and child development. It will identify challenges associated with measuring the impact of these approaches and include possible indicators with relevant data-sets that could be used to capture impact. It is intended to act as a useful resources for child rights protection and promotion practitioners, existing child development or development of new programmes aimed at tackling the destabilising impact of parental incarceration on child development, including child rights, child institutionalism, adoption, and social-justice objectives. It also seek to inform policy makers working on broader organisational approaches to addressing impact of incarceration on children as a drive to country security, including cross-government approaches and inter-government development, and respect for individual human rights, It is hope that by identifying key indicators relating to a wide range of approaches to addressing the multiple needs of children of incarcerated parents, a set of common indicators can be developed that may be used to assess progress against children in difficult circumstances at both national and international level.

Tuesday 10 February

15. Title: Achieving Social Development Agenda throughTraditional Centered Education
Conference Room: CR.B, 11:45pm-1:00pm
Organizers: Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Center (CISLAC)
Details of Event: To be provided as program is developed

16. Title: The Impact of Climate Change on Children’s Health & Wellbeing  Flyer
Conference Room: CR.B, 1:15pm-2:30pm
Organizers: Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
Details of Event: To be provided as program is developed

17. Title: Using Legal Mechanisms to Strengthen Social Development: A Multi- Issue Conversation Flyer
Conference Room: CR.C, 1:15pm-2:30pm
Organizers: International Federation of Women in Legal Careers (EIFCJ) and International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA)
Speakers: A representative to be determined from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights; Denise Scotto, Attorney and Vice President of FIFCJ, UN Representative of FIFCJ & FIDA & Bridges of Hope Project (BOHP); John Mayer, Attorney at Law; Ann Hughes, Board Member, KidSpirit;
Details of Event: We will engage in conversation relating to legal mechanisms and their positive influence in strengthening social development. We will touch upon universal human rights and also include those relating to youth, older persons, disabled persons and animals and the environment.

18. Title: Still Dreaming: Realizing Civil Rights as Human Rights  Flyer
Conference Room: CR.B, 3:00pm-4:30pm
Organizers: International Humanist and Ethical Union
Details of Event: To be provided as program is developed

19. Title: A multi-prone approach to achieving the social development goals; A Overview of some of the dimensions
Conference Room: CR.C, 3:00pm-4:30pm
Organizers: Barinu Institute for Economic Development
Details of Event: To be provided as program is developed

Wednesday 11 February

20. Title: The role of families in the future we want – Promoting the empowerment of families in the Sustainable Development Goals
Conference Room: CR.7, 1:15pm-2:30pm
Organizers: The International Federation for Family Development (IFFD)
Speakers: Renata, Kaczmarska, Focal Point on the Family (UN DSPD/DESA) Ignacio, Socias, Director of Communication and International Relations of IFFD Marina, Robben, World President of IFFD Marie-Bétrice, Levaux, President of FEPEM and Secretary General of EFFE F. Merve, Yilmaz, Secretary General of Women’s Platform/UN Representative of JWF Donna, Buts, Executive Director of Generations United Kristin, Bodiford, UN Representative of Generations United
Details of Event: The event will include the two annual IFFD Awards granted to a person and an institution for their devotement to family values.

21. Title: Peaceful and Cohesive Societies for Social Development   Flyer    Concept Note
Conference Room: CR.B, 3:00pm-4:30pm
Organizers: Journalists and Writers Foundation
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Details of Event: To be provided as program is developed
Thursday 12 February

22. Title: The Role of Education and Information and Communication Technology (ICTs) in Combating the Ebola crisis and Preventing Future Pandemics: Human, Livestock and Agriculture Flyer
Conference Room: CR.B, 3:00pm-4:30pm
Organizers: The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) and the World Organization For Early Childhood Education (OMEP)
Welcoming and Introductory remarks: Joseph DeMeyer; Co-chair NGO Committee on Education; UN Representative of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) Diane Paravazian (Member NGO Committee on Education) : ” Commemorating Sylvan Barnet ( 1918-2015) Long time UN NGO Representative and Founder of the NGO Committee on Education.” Robert Bernstein ( Educator and Journalist): ” A Synopsis of the Ebola crisis: its Origins, Effects and Consequences and further Development.” Fatima Khan ( External Relations Officer WHO at the UN): “The Response of the World Health Organization (WHO) to the Ebola crisis.” Dr. Cyprian Terseer Heen (Minister Counselor; Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the UN): ” The Response of the Nigerian Government to the Ebola crisis and its use of ICTs.” Dr. Carol Kennedy ( ICT Expert in Education): “The Importance of ICTs, Social Media and Digital Accessibility in Preventing and Combating Pandemics.” Joanna Nappi (Youth Representative UN NGO Close the Gap; Graduate Student in Social Work at Fordham University): “Bridging the Digital Divide Between Developed and Developing Countries.” Gary Fowlie ( Head UN Liaison International Telecommunication Union- ITU): ” The Role of ICTs in Promoting Cooperatives.” Reggie Bennett ( MA Music Education, NYU; Composer and Singer; NYC’s Central Park Summer Stage Concert Series): “Carry On”; an original song shining a ray of hope to be sung along at the end of this side event. Co-sponsors: The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI); World Organization For Early Childhood Education (OMEP)
Details of Event: The panelists will discuss what has been learned on how to combat a contemporary crisis as the Ebola pandemic by raising awareness through education and ICT’s; and how to rethink contemporary and advanced ICT; social media; and education efforts to minimize the given fact of future pandemics: human; livestock and agricultural. The social dimension of sustainable development will be exemplified by specific action avenues: protecting and strengthening education, especially of children (SDG #4), by ICTs; how to use ICTs and education in promoting cooperatives; and making free access to internet and social media a human right.

23. Title: Strengthening Volunteer Service and Action for Social Development: Launch of the INVEST YOURSELF 2015 Campaign Flyer
Conference Room: CR.C, 3:00pm-4:30pm
Organizers: Commission on Voluntary Service & Action
Speakers: Stan Brock, Founder of Remote Area Medical (RAM), based in the U.S. Appalachian region; Dr. Luther Castillo-Harry, Founder of First Garifuna Popular Hospital, Honduras; Yael Alonso, Volunteer and Membership Coordinator, Commission on Voluntary Service & Action who will speak about developing youth leadership through full-time volunteer service; Jordi Llopart, Chief of NYC Office United Nations Volunteer Programme (UNV) Moderator: Susan Angus, Executive Director, Commission on Voluntary Service & Action

Details of Event: Hear two speakers from independent, volunteer-based organizations (one in a wealthy country, one in a very poor country) that are materially decreasing suffering and building sustainable solutions where they work, providing positive examples of what government should be doing, but is not. Also the new edition of INVEST YOURSELF: Guide to Action will be distributed, the most comprehensive catalogue of full-time, nongovernment organization volunteer opportunities throughout the U.S. and the world, addressing essential and basic needs of people and communities and organizing for change.
Friday 13 February

24. Title: “Rethinking and strengthening social development in the contemporary world”. Move Brain & Save Earth
Conference Room: CR.B, 11.45am- 1:00pm
Details of Event: To be provided as program is developed


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