CSocD54: Panel Discussions

Fifth Working Session of the Open-ended Working Group on AgeingHigh-level panel discussion on the priority theme
“Rethinking and Strengthening Social Development in the Contemporary World”
New York, 3 February 2016
Conference Room 4, 3pm-6pm

The high-level panel discussion this year should provide an opportunity for members of the Commission for Social Development and other key stakeholders, including civil society organizations, to engage in a substantive dialogue on policy options to further implement the internationally-agreed social development goals in the new context of the sustainable development goals contained in the 2030 Agenda. The main objectives of the high-level panel discussion are, therefore, to:

(1) discuss concrete policies and strategies that have been effective in promoting social development, building on the review of progress in social development;
(2) explore, based on evidence, effective ways and means to strengthen social development, with particular attention to examples of policies that can leverage the interlinkages between the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainable development;
(3) formulate policy recommendations to guide national governments to promote the social perspective in their implementation of the 2030 Agenda;
(4) identify opportunities for the Commission for Social Development to help strengthen social development, including in the follow up to the post-2015 development agenda.

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Panel discussion on emerging issues
“Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: moving from commitments to results for achieving social development”
New York, 4 February 2016
Conference Room 4, 10:00 am-1:00 pm

The panel discussion will provide the forum for open exchange of ideas that are strategically important for social development, and the Commission. Its overall objective at the fifty-fourth session is to discuss, drawing on a Note by the Secretariat on Emerging Issues , the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as well as insights of experts, how to translate commitments made in the framework of the new Agenda into concrete polices and strategies to achieve social objectives.

Specifically, the panel aims to:

1) Identify areas/interlinkages that require greater policy coherence among the three dimensions to promoting socially sustainable development in a more holistic and integrated manner;
2) Exchange knowledge, from the social perspective, on innovative approaches and strategies, good practices and lessons learned at the national, regional and international levels, including how to ensure that implementation and monitoring of the Agenda will be participatory, paying particular attention to the voices of the most marginalized/vulnerable;
3) Explore how the Commission for Social Development could contribute to the review of progress in the implementation of the social dimension of sustainable development;

Draft Concept Note

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Multi-stakeholder panel discussion
“Implementation of the Post-2015 development agenda in light of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities”

New York, 5 February 2016
Conference Room 4, 10:00 am-1:00 pm

The panel discussion will provide a view to further elaborating on how the existing mechanisms and entities within the UN system can contribute to strengthening the mainstreaming of disability, enhance awareness and cooperation at all levels on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and to consider the possibility and modalities of another monitoring mechanism on disability for the CSocD during its 54th session.

The panel discussion will:

  • Take note and discuss the recent progress in the disability-inclusion in the 2030 Global Agenda for Sustainable Development;
  • Discuss how existing UN institutional frameworks, including the existing mechanisms and entities within the UN system , can contribute to strengthening the mainstreaming of disability, enhance awareness and improve cooperation at all levels, to advance the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in line with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; and to
  • Discuss the possibility and modalities of establishing a new monitoring mechanism for disability in development for the CSocD

Draft Concept Note

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