CSocD54 Side Events

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Title: Civil society Forum: Inequalities and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Rethinking and Strengthening Social Development in the Contemporary World
Conference Room: CR4 15:00-18:00
Organizers:  NGO Committee for Social Development
Speaker(s):
Details:This Forum has been organized to prepare civil society participants to engage at the 54th Session of the Commission for Social Development as well as in ongoing discussions related to the application and evaluation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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Title: Civil society Forum: Inequalities and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Rethinking and Strengthening Social Development in the Contemporary World
Conference Room: CR4 9:00-13:00 15:00-18:00
Organizers: NGO Committee  for Social Development
Speaker(s): 

  • Daniel Perell, Baha’i International Community’s United Nations office, Chair of Civil Society Forum
  • Ms. Luise Ruerup, Executive Director, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
  • H.E. Mr. Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General for DESA
  • H.E. Mr. Ion Jinga, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Romania to the United Nations, Bureau Chair, Commission for Social Development
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Title: Informal briefing for civil society
Conference Room: CR4 9:00-9:45
Organizers: DESA/DSPD, NGO Committee for Social Development


Title: #Unodetodiversityandequality
Conference Room: CRE 10:00-11:30
Organizers: Centre Européen de Recherche et de Prospective Politique
Speaker(s):

  • Maria Utrera, Delegation of the EU to the UN
  • Institute of Noahide Code, Fundacion Luz

Details:International amateur song contest, video web-streamed with outside amateur participants (open to youngsters) to celebrate the transition into the SDGs


Title: The Integration of Mobile Technology Solutions at the Direction of Professionals in the Field
Conference Room: CRE 11:45-13:00
Organizers: The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
Speaker(s):

  • Joseph Demeyer – SPSSI – moderatorKevin Merges – Rutgers Preparatory School – Co-moderator
  • Toni Millar – Director, Patient and Family-Centered Care and Child Life Services, NewYork- Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, New York, NY
  • Deb Vilas – Student Fieldwork Advisor, Bank Street Graduate School
  • Lou Riccio – Founder, Child Life Technology
  • Amanda Moatz – Child Life Technology
  • Tracy Kearnan, LCSW – Senior Coordinator of YAI LINK

Details:This discussion will focus on the integration of technology for educational and medical applications as suitable mechanisms for alleviating challenges of international humanitarian aid.


Title: The Social Dimension of Agenda 2030
Conference Room: CR7 13:15-14:30
Organizers: UNESCO, UNDESA and UNRISD

Moderator: Dr. Lynne Healy, Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work, Member of the International Association of Schools of Social Work on the NGO Committee for Social Development at the UN
Speaker(s):

  • Her Excellency Ms. Dato” Sri Rohani Abdul Karim, Minister of Women, Family and Community Development, Government of Malaysia, and President of UNESCO”s Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme
  • Dr. John O”Toole, Inter-Regional Advisor, on behalf of Ms. Daniela Bas, Director, Division for Social Policy and Development, UNDESA
  • Dr. Sakiko Fukada-Parr, Professor at the New School, The International Affairs Program, Previous Director of the UNDP Human Development Reports, Vice-President of the MOST Programme”s Scientific Advisory Board
  • Mr. Paul Ladd, Director UNRISD
  • Dr Dendev Badarch, Director, Executive-Secretary, MOST, the Division for Social Transformations and Intercultural Dialogue, UNESCO
    The MOST Programme’s focus on research-policy linkages

Details: Key representatives will give an overview of how they are working to implement Agenda 2030 in their respective activities. The presentations will stress the importance of holistic strategies based on cooperation and rooted in leaving no one behind with a particular focus on the most vulnerable populations.
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Title: Orientation to the UN/DESA/DSPD for Civil Society
Conference Room: CR1 13:15-14:30
Organizers: DESA/DSPD, NGO Committee for Social Development
Speaker(s):

  • Andrew Allimadi, Chief, Civil Society Relations and Outreach Unit, DESA/DSPD
  • Amine Lamrabat, Civil Society Relations and Outreach Unit, DESA/DSPD
  • Melissa Martin, Civil Society Relations and Outreach Unit, DESA/DSPD
  • Lotta Tähtinen, Stakeholder Engagement Programme Coordinator, DSD/DESA

Details: This side event will provide NGOs with background information on United Nations systems and processes including obtaining and maintaining ECOSOC accreditation and participation in functional commissions related such as the Commission for Social Development.

 


Title: Columbia Aging Centre Seminar: Challenges and Opportunities for a Global Index on Active Aging-Lessons from the EU”s Active Ageing Index
Conference Room: Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University 13:30-15:30
Organizers: International Longevity Centre
Speaker(s):

  • Asghar, Zaidi, Dr, University of Southampton (UK)
  • Ruth, Finkelstein, Dr, Columbia Aging Center, Columbia University
  • John, Rowe, Dr, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Details: This seminar will present key findings of the Active Ageing Index (AAI) and on ways to mould it to become a global measure of older people’s active and healthy aging, and wellbeing.


Title: Adult Vaccinations, The Forgotten Strategy in Healthy Ageing
Conference Room: CRE 15:00-16:30
Organizers: International Federation on Aging
Speaker(s):

  • Representative, Mission of Turkey
  • Dr Jane Barratt, Secretary General, International Federation on Ageing
  • Dr Stephen Kagan, Senior Director, Global Medical Affairs, Rare Disease at Pfizer
  • Dr Cynthia Stuen, NGO Committee on Ageing

Details: The main objective of the moderated panel discussion is to:
a) Raise awareness of the impact of poor uptake rates of adult vaccination on the health, well-being and contribution of older people to society
b) Position the issue of adult vaccinations within the WHO World Report on Ageing and Health and the UN Sustainable Development Goals
c) Discuss concrete policies and strategies that have been implemented to improve the uptake rates of vaccinations and
d) Identify opportunities for government and non-government to help maintain and build the capacity of older people through access to appropriate vaccinations
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Title: Informal briefing for civil society
Conference Room: CR4 9:00-9:45
Organizers: DESA/DSPD, NGO Committee for Social Development


Title: Bringing up students in educational institutions as responsible global citizens in accordance with the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Conference Room:
CRA 10:00-11:30
Organizers: 
NGO “Vector of Friendship”
Speaker(s):

  • Olga Zubkova, Director General of NGO Vector of Friendship
  • Anastasiia Kovaleva, Chairman if the public council on education of Supervisor of implementing social projects «Young Lawyer Alphabet», «School of Active Citizen»
  • DPI/NGO representatives

Details: This round table discussion will serve as a platform for exchanging best practices for informing children and youth about the SDGS

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Title: Russia: Social Development at the present stage and the use of new technologies as a tool to strengthen national security 
Conference Room:
CRE 10:00-11:30
Organizers: 
Sail of Hope
Speaker(s):

  • Moderator: Larisa Zelentsova, President of Interregional Union of Life Help
  • Sergey L. Stepanov, Permanent Representative of the International Economic Cooperation Organization (IECO)
  • H.E. Yury Alekseev, Professor, Department of Social Innovation of Kazakhstan Institute of Information Technology and Management.
  • Miss Marina Brilka

Mr. Rodrigo Dora Rocha, Ph.D., CEO Chamber of Promotion and BRICS Economic Development (BRICS-PED), ILO

  • Professor Andrey Kuznetsov, Head of the laboratory study of human intelligence. Professor of Economic Faculty of Moscow State University

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Title: Ensuring Health and Wellbeing across the Lifespan: Indicators, Challenges, and Opportunities
Conference Room:
CRE 11:45-13:00
Organizers: 
Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, co-sponsors: Psychology Coalition at the UN, NGO Health Committee, NGO Committee on Mental Health, NGO Committee on Aging, International Association of Applied Psychology, International Association for Psychotherapy
Speaker(s):

  • Mr. Werner Obermeyer, Deputy to the Director NY Office, World Health Organization
  • Dr. Toni Antonucci, Psychology and Research Professor, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Social Sciences and Humanities Research VP, Michigan Center on the Demography of Aging
  • Dr. Vivian Pender,Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College, Chair, NGO Committee on Mental Health Dr. Rachel Ravich, UN/NGO Main Representative, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Program Co-Chair Psychology Coalition at the UN

Details: This Side Event will discuss the development of meaningful indicators for mental health and well-being and will seek to propose strategies for their implementation in the context of the WHO Mental Health Action Plan.
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Title: Innovations on Inclusion: Leave No One Behind
Conference Room:
CR7 13:15-14:30
Organizers: 
DESA/HelpAge International/Mission of Finland
Speaker(s): 

  • Mme Vappu Taipale, Occupy Your Age/Valli: ‘Innovation to promote accessible urban environments’
  • Mr Tony German and Ms Judith Randel, Development Initiatives: Innovations on data disaggregation through the SDG Project P20i, focussing on poverty, gender age and disability data
  • Marion Steff, SightSavers and Mosharraf Hussain ADD: Participatory research project ‘Voices of the marginalised ‘with older people and people with disabilities in Bangladesh and Tanzania

Details: Objective is to highlight civil society platforms that are promoting practical innovations on taking forward ‘leaving no one behind” in the implementation of Agenda 2030, focusing on strengthening inclusive societies in an ageing world. 
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Title: Partnership, Learning and Building Capacity: A Strong Foundation for Social Development
Conference Room:
CR5 13:15-14:30
Organizers: 
Baha”i International Community, NGO Committee for Social Development, Permanent Mission of Romania to the UN, Save the Children
Speaker(s):

  • Daniel Perell, Chair, Civil Society Forum (moderating and speaking in this capacity)
  • Nakhjavan Tanyi, Representative, Bahaf”i International Community Speaker from Jordan on youth engagement in SDG4,
  • Save the Children Speaker from the Government of Romania,Government of Romania
  • Margaret Mayce, Chair, NGO Committee for Social Development

Details: This side event will explore aspects of learning, capacity building, and partnership that are important in strengthening the ability of people to contribute to global development efforts. 


Title: Financing Tools for Reducing Social Inequalities
Conference Room:
CRE 13:15-14:30
Organizers: 
Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) in partnership with the NGO Committees on Financing for Development and Social Development
Moderators: Mr. Marc Jourdan, Executive Committee Member, NGO Committee on Financing for Development, Ms. Michele Morek, Executive Committee Member, NGO Committee for Social Development
Speaker(s):

  • H.E. Mr. George Wilfred Talbot, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Guyana to the United Nations (TBC)
  • H.E. Ambassador Feturi Elisaia, Permanent Mission of the Independent State of Samoa to the United
  • Nations (TBC)
  • Ms. Shari Spiegel, Chief of Branch, Financing for Development Office, DESA
  • Mr. Barry Herman, Visiting Senior Fellow, Graduate Program in International Affairs, The New School in NY

Details: In July 2015, world leaders at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia reached an agreement to provide a global framework for financing sustainable development, including important policy commitments relating to infrastructure, social protection and technology.

A central question to be addressed at this event is how the Addis Ababa Action Agenda can serve as an instrument to reduce inequalities and encourage a people-centered approach to strengthening social development and care for the future of our planet.
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Title: Maisha: A New Life Outside the Mines – An empowered community emerging from extreme poverty”
Conference Room:
CR6 13:15-14:45
Organizers: 
The Mission of Ireland, the Mission of the DRC, the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd and the NGO Mining Working Group
Speaker(s):

  • H.E. Ambassador David Donoghue, Permanent Mission of Ireland to the UN
  • H.E. Ambassador Ignace Gata Mavita, Permanent Mission of the Democratic Republic of Congo to the UN
  • Bernhard Warner, Maisha Film Producer
  • Bhumika Muchhala, Third World Network
  • Clare Nolan, Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd, Moderator

Details: This event will discuss the historical social/economic/political impacts of corporate control in a globalized world on people and the environment using the mining sector as an example. 
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Press Release 


Title: Understanding Families In The Middle East
Conference Room:
CRE 15:00-16:30
Organizers: 
Howard Centre for Family Religion and Society
Speaker(s):

  • Maighdlin Ury, Guest Speaker for the Howard Center for Family, Religion and Society
  • Susan Roylance, International Policy and Social Development Coordinator, Howard Center

Details: This discussion will be about women’s role and Family in the Arab world. 
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Title: Informal briefing for civil society
Conference Room: CR4 9:00-9:45
Organizers: DESA/DSPD, NGO Committee for Social Development


Title: Social Transformation through Popular Education: Voices from the Field
Conference Room: CRE 10:00-11:30
Organizers: Casa Generalizia della Societa” del Sacro Cuore, Caritas Internationalis, and Society of Catholic Medical Missionaries
Speaker(s):

  • RAMONA CASAS, Coordinator of the Social Justice programs, ARISE
  • MARIA PEREZ, Youth organizer, ARISE.
  • ANDREA GUZMAN, Leader and Volunteer from Colonia South Tower Power, ARISE
  • IMMA DE STEFANIS, Executive Director of the Stuart Center in Washington, DC, facilitator
  • REYNA GONZALEZ, Assistant Director of Educational Initiatives and Leadership at the Stuart Center, facilitator

Details: In this side event participants will gain a deeper understanding of popular education and its broad-base application through a workshop involving a grassroots organization from the field. Participants will also be exposed to the pillars and the dialectic methodology of the educational model of popular education.


Title: Social Integration of Vulnerable Populations
Conference Room:
CRE 11:45-13:00
Organizers: 
Salesian Misssion
Speaker(s):

  • Donald Kerwin, Executive Director, Center for Migration Studies
  • Rev. Leonir Chiarelllo, Executive Director Scalabrini International Migration Network
  • Rev. Jaime Reyes, SDB, Director of Don Dosco Sobre Ruedas in Mexico
  • Hugo Orozco Sanchez, a wheelchair bound  young person who participates in Don Bosco Sobre Ruedas
  • Frenando de la Mora, Delegate, Permanent Mission of Mexico to the United Nations

Details:

The side event will examine the concept of social integration and its vital role in promoting and strengthening social development.

The interactive panel will present social integration as it relates to migrants, trafficked persons and young people with disabilities.

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Title: Achieving SDG1: Reviewing Processes Towards Building a Resilient and Efficient Social Protection System in Ghana
Conference Room:
CRE 13:15-14:30
Organizers: 
Permanent Mission of Ghana
Speaker(s): 

  • Hon. Nana OyeLithur, Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection
  • Dr. Anthony Seddoh, IFC
  • Hon. Joseph Amenowode – Chairman for the parliamentary select committee on Employment, Social Welfare and State Enterprises
  • Robert Austin, National Coordinator, Labour Intensive Public Works

Details: This event will focus on Ghana’s effort in creating an effective and efficient Social Protection system to facilitate the achievement of the sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on poverty.

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Title: Addressing the structural issues concerning inequalities faced by persons with disabilities in society and development
Conference Room:
CR7 13:15-14:30
Organizers: 
SCRPD/DSPD/DESA
Speaker(s): 

  • Patience StephensDirector/Special Advisor on Education
  • UN Women
  • Rosangela Berman Bieler
  • UNICEF Senior Advisor on Children with disabilities
  • Li XiaomeiCooperation Division
  • International Affairs Department
  • China Disabled Persons’ Federation
  • Maria Martinho, Social Affairs Officer
  • SCRPD, DSPD, DESA

Details: A panel discussion on addressing inequalities experienced by persons with disabilities. 


Title: Rethinking Social Development through Partnerships in Pakistan
Conference Room:
CRE 15:00-16:30
Organizers: 
Family Education Services Foundation
Speaker(s):

  • Richard Geary, Executive Director of Family Education Services Foundation (FESF) Inclusive Education in Pakistan
  • Zulfi Jafri – Naya Jeevan – DoctHers program – IAman Foundation General Development Representative – Pakistan Mission to the UN Importance of Civil Society Partnerships

Details: The objective of this panel event is to show how Family Education Services Foundation (FESF) at the UN works with its partners to address education, women’s rights, disability inclusion and health issues in Pakistan.

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Informal Discussion ”From Accountability to Action”

Baha”i Office: 866 UN Plaza , Suite 120 3:00-4:30pm

RSVP: bic-nyc@bic.org

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Title: Informal briefing for civil society
Conference Room: CR4 9:00-9:45
Organizers: DESA/DSPD, NGO Committee for Social Development


Title: The Importance of Addressing Mental Health in Social Development
Conference Room: CRE 10:00-11:30
Organizers: World Federation for Mental Health
Speaker(s): 

  • Nancy E. Wallace, UN Main Representative, World Federation for Mental Health
  • Bette Levy, UN Representative, World Federation for Mental Health
  • Janice Wood Wetzel, World Federation for Mental Health

Details: This panel will address the promotion of community mental health as a means of empowering an individual capacity through enhancing their ability, skills and rights, and strengthening communities to fully support human development, emotional well-being and personal growth.


Title: Impacting Lives And Changing Our World: A Synopsis Of Programs And Challenges Of Arm Of Hope Foundation In Nigeria
Conference Room:
CRE 11:45-13:00
Organizers: 
Centa for Organisational Development (CODNIGERIA)
Speaker(s):

  • Apostle Eugene Egwuatu Ogu (Founder Arm of Hope Foundation)
  • Lady Celine Nkiru Okoro (Executive Director, Centa for Organizational Development)
  • Kemi Alagah (Director, Arm of Hope Foundation)

Details: Apostle Eugene Egwuatu Ogu established the Arms of Hope Foundation to ensure more Nigerians win the fight against poverty, deprivation, hunger and lack of access to public good. This event is aimed at building global partnerships and support to help reach the most vulnerable groups in Nigeria.


Title: e-Ageing: The Ageing society and the role of Innovation/ICT applications
Conference Room:
CR7 13:15-14:30
Organizers: 
Japanese Mission, Waseda University, APEC, UNDESA/DSPD
Speaker(s): 

Details: This event will consider the transition from the Millennium Development Goals to the Sustainable Development Goals through a discussion of the following topics:

  • Growing population of Older Persons
  • Global Priorities and Grand design toward 2030
  • Ageing as a global issue
  • Government, universal healthcare and pensions
  • Historical Convergence of Ageing + Information Societies
  • Rise of “Super-Ageing Society” (reference Japanese Model)
  • Proposal on the 3rd General Assembly-World Summit on Ageing Society
  • Comprehensive Digital Tech Innovation as solution model

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Title: The quest for dignity: towards universal social protection coverage
Conference Room:
CRE 13:15-14:30
Organizers: 
International Labour Office in New York
Speaker(s):

  • Vinicius Pinheiro, Deputy Director, ILO office in New York
  • Dr.Sergei Zelenev, Executive Director, International Council on Social Welfare
  • Dr.Lynne Healy, Professor, International Association of Schools of Social Work
  • Dr.Philip Alston, Professor, UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights
  • Dr.Caecilie Schildberg, Senior Manager, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Germany

Details: The side event seeks to highlight the role of the Social Protection Floor Initiative play in implementing existing international human rights law and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 


Title: The Family in International Law and Social Science
Conference Room:
CRE 15:00-16:30
Organizers: 
Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute, Inc. (C-Fam) 

PANELISTS:

Rev. Paul Sullins Associate
Professor, Dept of Sociology
Catholic University of America

Stefano Gennarini, J.D. Director Legal Studies,
Center for Family and Human Rights (C-Fam)

MODERATOR
Austin Ruse, President,
Center for Family and Human Rights (C-Fam)

Details: The event will discuss the indispensable role of the family in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
www.c-fam.org

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Title: Informal briefing for civil society
Conference Room: CR4 9:00-9:45
Organizers: DESA/DSPD, NGO Committee for Social Development


Title: Social Inclusion For The 21st Century: Yoga As A Contemporary Means For Social Inclusion
Conference Room: CRE 10:00-11:30
Organizers: International Yoga Day Committee at the United Nations
Speaker(s):

  • Denise Scotto, Esq, Chair, International Day of Yoga Committee at the UN, UN RepresentativeVice President, International Federation of Women in Legal Careers
  • Gayatri Naraine, UN Representative, Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University
  • Padmini Murthy, MD., UN Representative Medical Women”s International Representatives of the Mission of India to the UN

Details: This interactive dialogue with explore how yoga is a lifestyle bringing diverse people together uniting their integral being as well as joining with one another, fostering closer cooperation for greater social inclusion, for greater social harmony and for strengthened collective action.


Title: Achieving Sustainable Development through Social Entrepreneurship: Voices of Global Youth Innovators
Conference Room:
CRE 11:45-13:00
Organizers: 
SustainUS
Details: 
Panellists will explore the critical role that youth advocacy plays in moving forward the social development agenda and sustainable solutions in a changing world.  


Title: Shared Standards Shared Values As A Pathway Toward Social Inclusion
Conference Room:
CRE 13:15-14:30
Organizers: 
International Federation of Women in Legal Careers International Federation of Women Lawyers
Speaker(s): 

  • Denise Scotto, Esq., UN Representative, International Federation of Women in Legal CareersInternational Federation of Women Lawyers
  • Judy Gordon, UN Representative International Alliance of Women Carl Murrell, UN Representative Baha’i International Community

Details: This workshop will be discuss how legal norms strengthen social inclusion and how the lesser known Charter values provide a context for rethinking social inclusion in our contemporary world.


Title: Grassroots Matter: Anchoring the SDGs in community-based Economies
Conference Room:
CR7 13:15-14:30
Organizers: 
Mission of Ireland to the UN, Daughters of Charity
Speaker(s): 
Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations, International Presentation Association, the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, the Company of the Daughters of Charity, and the NGO Committee on Social Development
Details:
TBC
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Title: Work-Family Balance, Social Development, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Conference Room:
CR8 15:00-18:00
Organizers:
Permanent Mission of Qatar to the United Nations and  Doha International Family Institute (DIFI)
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Title: Informal briefing for civil society
Conference Room: CR4 9:00-9:45
Organizers: DESA/DSPD, NGO Committee for Social Development


Title: Briefing for an Upcoming Forum: “Colour Me Black: Understanding the Role of National Identity in Global Politics”
Conference Room: CRE 10:00-11:30
Organizers: Ava Gabrielle, President/CEO United States Sustainable Development Corp
Speaker(s): Ava Gabrielle, President/CEO United States Sustainable Development Corp
Details: The briefing will introduce the scheduled March 23rd parallel event of the 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women.


Title: A Presentation on SHUMAS-Cameroon
Conference Room:
CRE 11:45-13:00
Organizers: 
SHUMAS-Cameroon
Speaker(s):

  • Stephen Ndzerem Njodzeka (Mr), SHUMAS-Cameroon
  • Kelen Ernesta Fonyuy (PhD), SHUMAS-Cameroon Kelen Ernesta Fonyuy holds a PhD in sociolinguistics and has a passion for interdisciplinary studies and integrating potentials for development.

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Details: This event will showcase the strategies of operation, results of implemented activities, challenges and future plans of the organisation
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Title: IFFD Briefing: Leaving no family behind – Promoting the empowerment of families in the Sustainable Development Goals
Conference Room:
CR7 13:15-14:30
Organizers: 
International Federation for Family Development
Speaker(s): 

  • Mario Armella and Viviana Gutiérrez, Presidents of LAR – Family Enrichment (Mexico): The World Family Declaration
  • Paulo Tominaga, President of the Confederação Nacional das Entidades de Família (Brazil): Lessons Learnt from Family Policies in Brazil
  • Roberto Messina, President of FederAnziani (Italy): Active Ageing and Right to Health
  • Rt. Hon. Charles Osezua, Founder and President of the Institute for Work and Family Integration (Nigeria): Parenting Types and their Consequences
  • Keiko Hirao, Sophia University (Japan): The definition of Global Family Well-being Indicators

Details: This edition of the International Federation for Family development briefing will focus on the three SDGs that target families.
Gaol 3, emphasizing active ageing and the right to health Goal 4, emphasizing the role of families in inclusive and equitable education and Gaol 5 emphasizing gender equality in parenting education. Two IFFD Family Awards of this year will be awarded to individual and organizational promoters of family values.
There will also be a presentation of the World Family Declaration approved by the 19th IFFD International Congress held in Mexico City last October. 


Title: The Role of Women in Strengthening Social Development
Conference Room:
CRE 15:00-16:30
Organizers: 
BEFA Women and Child Care Foundation
Speaker(s):

  • Tobechukwu Alison Ukonu (Chief Executive Officer at RecyclePoints Nigeria)
  • Nneoma Albert-Benson (President of BEFA Women and Child Care Foundation)
  • Chioma Ukonu (Chief Operating Officer at RecyclePoints Nigeria)

Details: The event will reinforce the role and impact of women in strengthening social development and offer sustainable measures for ensuring the participation of women in social development.
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Title: Informal briefing for civil society
Conference Room: CR4 9:00-9:45
Organizers: DESA/DSPD, NGO Committee for Social Development


Title: Breaking the cycles of invisibility for the next generation in the International Decade for People of African Descent
Conference Room: CR7 13:15-14:30
Organizers: International Humanist and Ethical Union
Speaker(s):

  • Vilna Bashi Teitler, Professor &ampampampampampampamp Chair, Black &ampampampampampampamp Latino Studies, Baruch College
  • Roseanne Flores, Professor, Department of Psychology, City University of New York
  • Therese Folkes Plair, Anthropologist, Arts and Education Consultant, Oral Traditions for People of African Descent
  • Corann Okorodudu, Professor Emerita of Psychology and Africana Studies, Rowan University
  • UNICEF speaker

Details: The purpose of the present panel is to advance the discussion around recognition, justice and development for children and youth of African descent by addressing these disparities.
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Title: Education for the Sustainable Inclusion of Displaced Populations
Conference Room:
CRE 13:15-14:30
Organizers: 
Legion of Good Will
Speaker(s):

  • Moderator: John Solecki, Senior policy Advisor with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  • Reggie Bennett, Music Education Educator at REACH Academy
  • Jean Trudel, Co-founder of Peace Day 365
  • Izabela August, PhD, Sociologist /Intercultural Advisor of State Ministry of Saxony Germany on Refugees and Migrants
  • Richard Close, Director of Lost Boys of Sudan Initiative
  • Connor Breza, Youth Representative Volunteer of International Rescue Committee (IRC)
  • Danilo Parmegiani, Legion of Good Will”s Representative to the United Nations (Brazil)

Details: This panel discussion will illustrate success stories of civil society representatives across (4) different continents that will share their organization”s creative solutions in the field of education to support displaced populations. This showcase will demonstrate the power of multi-stakeholder initiatives that foster local sustainable development with the important human focus


Title: The Role of the Family in Strengthening Social Development
Conference Room:
CR8 15:00-18:00
Co-Sponsoring Countries:
Permanent Mission of Qatar to the United Nations 
Co-Sponsoring NGOs:
UN NGO Committee on the Family
International Council of Psychologists
Universal Peace Federation
Alliance Defending Freedom
LDS Charities
Speaker(s):

  • Ms. Alanoud Qassim M. A. Al-Temimi, Third Committee Expert, Permanent Mission of Qatar to the United Nations
  • Ms. Noor Al-Malki, Executive Director of Doha International Family Institute
  • Kyle Pruett, MD, Professor Clinical Psychiatry, Child Study Center Yale University 
  • “Fathers Impact on Children and Consequences for Social Development”
  • Bahira Trask, PhD, Professor and Chair, College of Human Development and Family Studies, University of Delaware
  • “Strategies for Strengthening the Family for Sustainable Development”

Purpose:

Evidence-based practices and research will be examined to address the impact of family stability or instability on social development. A special focus will be made on the family and the well-being of children for attaining sustainable social development in the contemporary world.

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Title: Informal briefing for civil society
Conference Room: CR4 9:00-9:45
Organizers: DESA/DSPD, NGO Committee for Social Development


Title: The convergence of innovative financial inclusion (financial engineering), infrastructure development and social development
Conference Room: CR7 13:15-14:30
Organizers: Barinu Institute for Economic Development
Speaker(s):

  • Uwaifo Aromose, Chancellor, Barinu Institute for Economic Development
  • Dr. Yasmin Dada-Jones, Former Adviser, Presidency of South Africa
  • Varelie Croes, C.E.O Liv Group, New York, Venture Capitalist firm
  • Rebecca Hiscock-Croft, Senior Strategist Analyst, Ernst and Young
  • Channel Edwards, Vice President of Corporate Tax at BlackRock Inc.
  • Jesse Podell, C.E.O of Sartupbootcamp Finetech
  • J Kelly Hoey, an Angel Investor and media personality

Details: This seminar will be part workshop, part panel discussion and will look at the convergence of innovative financial inclusion (financial engineering), infrastructure development and social development.

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