56th Session of the Commission for Social Development

56th Session of the Commission for Social Development - CSocD56

The fifty-sixth session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD56) took place in Conference Room 4 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 29 January to 7 February 2018.  The Commission is the advisory body responsible for the social development pillar of global development.

This year, the CSocD56 concluded with the adoption of measures by government officials and civil society leaders, including the creation of social protection systems, that would help lift the millions of people still living in poverty, especially those in vulnerable situations. “At the global level, we have experienced impressive reductions in extreme poverty. Significant progress has also been made in improving access to schooling and healthcare, promoting the empowerment of women, youth, persons with disabilities, older persons and indigenous populations,” said UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed at the opening of the Commission.  “However, the drop in extreme poverty remains uneven across regions, within countries and between various social groups,” she noted. Read the latest press release.

Report of the Session

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Chair’s Summaries

56th Session of the Commission for Social Development

Priority Theme for the 2018 Policy Cycle:

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 the 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;

 

56th Session of the Commission for Social Development

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. Nikulás Hannigan (designate) Iceland
Vice-Chairpersons H.E. Mr. Lot Dzonzi (designate) Malawi
Ms. Mihaela Mecea (designate)
Romania
Mr. Yao Shaojun China
Mr. Bruno Rios Mexico

 

Organization of the Session:

 

Official Documents:

 

Draft Resolutions:

 

Informal Briefings on the programme of work of the CSocD56:

 

56th Session of the Commission for Social Development

High-level Panel Discussions on:

List of Panellists

  1. Strategies for eradicating poverty to achieve sustainable development for all
    29 January 2018, CR.4, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  2. Towards sustainable and resilient societies: Innovation and inter-connectivity for social development
    30 January 2018, CR.4, 3:00 – 6:00 pm
  3. Third review and appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing
    31 January 2018, CR.4, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
  4. Towards inclusive, resilient and sustainable development: an evidence-based approach to the mainstreaming of disability in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Agenda 2030
    31 January 2018, CR.4, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

Side Events:

List of Side Events

 

Statements

 

Press Releases

 

Archived Webcasts:

 

56th Session of the Commission for Social Development

Photos:

 

Exhibition:

  • UNDESA DSPD hosted an Exhibition during the CSocD56. The objective of each exhibit was linked to the priority theme of the Commission: “Strategies for poverty eradication to achieve sustainable development for all”. These included publications, photography, Arts and Crafts and audio-visual materials. The exhibition was open to Governments, UN agencies, NGOs in Consultative Status with ECOSOC and the private sector.

 

 CSocD56: Civil Society Forum on "Social Protection, Including Floors"

NGO Participation:

 

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