CSocD48 Statements

Statements made by Governments

Statements made by Non-Governmental Organizations, International Organizations and United Nations System


Tuesday 2 February

Mr. Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs.

Wednesday 3 February

Panel Discussion in Commemoration of the 15th Anniversary of the World Summit for Social Development

  • Keynote Address delivered by Mr. Jimi O. Adesina, PhD, Professor of Sociology, Rhodes University, South Africa.
  • H.E. Mr. Rudolf Hundstorfer, Minister of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection of Austria
  • H.E. Mr. Enrique Deibe, Secretary of Employment in the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security of Argentina
  • Mr. CHUA Hoi Wai, Business Director of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China

Thursday 4 February

Panel Discussion on “Social Integration and its relationship with Poverty Eradication and Full Employment and Decent Work for All”

  • Keynote Address (in Spanish ) delivered by Dr. Beatriz Merino is the President of the Iberoamerican Federation of Ombudsman, and the National Ombudsman of Peru.
  • H.E. Mr. J. Piet Hein Donner, Minister of Social Affairs and Employment of the Netherlands.
  • Dr. Servacius B. Likwelile, Chief Executive Director of the Tanzania Social Action Fund (TASAF) in the Office of the President of the United Republic of Tanzania.
  • Professor Vojtech Tkác, Adviser to the Minister, Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family of Slovakia.

Friday 5 February 

Monday 8 February

Emerging Issues, Item 3(c): Policy responses on employment and the social consequences of the financial and economic crisis, including its gender dimension

Presentation delivered by Mr. Jomo Kwame Sundaram,Assistant Secretary-General on Economic Development, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA).

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