57th Session of the Commission for Social Development

Commission for Social Development Fifty-sixth session - Opening meeting

The fifty-seventh session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD57) will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York in February 2019 (Dates to be confirmed).  The Commission is the advisory body responsible for the social development pillar of global development.

Priority Theme for the 2019 Session:

Addressing inequalities and challenges to social inclusion through fiscal, wage and social protection policies

Review of relevant United Nations plans and programmes of action pertaining to the situation of social groups:

  • Standard Rules on the Equalization of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities
  • World Programme of Action for Youth
  • Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, 2002
  • Family issues, policies and programmes

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. The Bureau for the 57th session (2019) comprises the following members: Coming soon..


NGO Participation:

  • UNDESA DISD facilitates the participation of NGOs in the sessions of the CSocD. NGOs that are accredited to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) may designate representatives to attend the annual sessions of the CSocD. Learn more about the UN ECOSOC accreditation.
  • Modalities of NGO Participation and Registration: coming soon
  • Written and Oral Statements
  • Online Application for Side Events: coming soon

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