58th Session of the Commission for Social Development – CSocD58

CSocD58 Ministerial Forum

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Final Report

Report on the fifty-eighth session
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Chair’s Summaries

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The 58th session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD58) took place from 10 to 19 February 2020 in Conference Room 4, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.  The Commission is the advisory body responsible for the social development pillar of global development.

In 2020, we are celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Commission and the 25th anniversary of the Copenhagen Declaration on Social Development. 2020 is a crucial year for the accelerated realization of inclusive societies and reducing inequalities everywhere for people of all ages.

Priority Theme

Affordable housing and social protection systems for all to address homelessness

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Informal Briefing

  • An informal briefing was convened by the Chair of the Commission, on the preparations of the CSocD58. The briefing took place on 21 January 2020 at UN Headquarters in New York. Highlights of the CSocD58 by Ms. Daniela Bas, Director, Division for Inclusive Social Development, UNDESA

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CSocD58 Bureau Members

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 58th session (2020) comprises the following members:

Function Name Country
H.E. Mr. Gbolié Desiré Wulfran IPO Côte d’Ivoire
Vice-Chairpersons Ms. Caroline Bartel Austria
Ms. Sharifa Yousef A. S. Alnesf
Mr. Nikola NENOV

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CSocD58 Opening Session

Organization of the Session

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Official Documents

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High-level Panel Discussions

List of Panellists (as of 10 February 2020)

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CSocD58 Civil Society Forum

Civil Society Forum

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NGO Participation

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Side Events

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DESA Social Milestones

UN DESA’s Social Milestones Project

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Copenhagen Declaration on Social Development and support the 75th anniversary of the UN and CSocD, UN DESA launched on 11 February 2020 an interactive timeline of inclusive social development milestones. The accessible and user-friendly web platform presents 169 milestones in a chronological order, with links to relevant United Nations documents and diverse multimedia sources. UN DESA Social Milestones Project enhances the accessibility of the repository of knowledge on social development.

Click here to access the online platform.

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Everyone Included

Celebrating 25 years of Championing Social Inclusion – #Copenhagen25

The Copenhagen Declaration on Social Development and its Programme of Action have guided multilateral action on social development since 1995. Adopted at the World Summit for Social Development (WSSD) in Copenhagen in March 1995, the Declaration emphasized the eradication of poverty as an ethical, social, political and economic imperative. The Declaration represented a unique consensus on three key objectives of social development, namely, eradicating poverty, promoting full and productive employment, and fostering social inclusion, and set out a holistic approach to achieve them. It aspired to “place people at the centre of development by ensuring full participation by all”. Learn more about #Copenhagen25.SDGs Bar

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