55th Session of the Commission for Social Development

 

55th Session of the Commission for Social Development
The fifty-fifth session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD55) took place in conference room 4, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 1 to 10 February 2017. The priority theme for the 2017-2018 review and policy cycle is “Strategies for eradicating poverty to achieve sustainable development for all”.

Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world were invited to attend the CSocD55.
 

Report of the session

The CSocD55 stressed that the international community must bolster current commitments to eradicate poverty in all its forms and must fully implement the 2030 Agenda in its entirety to ensure that no one was left behind. It noted that the 2030 Agenda was inextricably linked to the rights of women, young people, older persons, indigenous people, persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups. Those groups continued to disproportionately face major obstacles to their development, while people living in extreme poverty lacked the political power and equal opportunities to take charge of their destiny. Hence, human dignity must be at the centre of any sustainable development process. Read the full report:
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Chair’s Summaries

 


Video from the CSocD55 Members of the Bureau.

 

Themes

  • Priority Theme:
    Strategies for eradicating poverty to achieve sustainable development for all
  • Review of relevant United Nations plans and programmes of action pertaining to the situation of social groups:
    (i) World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons
    (ii) Standard Rules on Equalization of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities
    (iii) World Programme of Action for Youth
    (iv) Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, 2002
    (v) Family issues, policies and programmes
  • Emerging issue:
    Promoting Integrated Policies for Poverty Eradication: Youth Development in the 2030 Agenda

Bureau Members - Commission for Social Development, Fifty-fifth session

Members of the Bureau

The Bureau of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD) plays a vital role in facilitating the preparation for, and in ensuring the successful outcome of the session.

Function Name Country
Chairperson Mr. Philipp Charwath Austria
Vice-Chairpersons Ms. Elisabeta David Romania
Ms. Ana Sandoval Espinola
Paraguay
Ms. Alanoud-Al-Temimi Qatar
Mr. Lot Dzonzi Malawi

 

Preparations

Commission for Social Development, Fifty-fifth session Commission for Social Development, Fifty-fifth session

Organization of the Session

 

High-level Panel Discussions

 

Official Documents

 

Draft Resolutions

 

Statements

 

Press Releases

 

NGO Participation

 

Side Events

 

Photo Exhibition

 

Multimedia

 

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