60th Session of the Commission for Social Development – CSocD60

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The 60th session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD60) took place from 7 to 16 February 2022  at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Taking into account the prevailing conditions relating to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the Commission was convened in a hybrid format, with its opening and closing meetings held in person and its general discussion and panel discussions held virtually.

The Commission deliberated on the priority theme “Inclusive and resilient recovery from COVID-19 for sustainable livelihoods, well-being and dignity for all: eradicating poverty and hunger in all its forms and dimensions to achieve the 2030 Agenda”. It also reviewed relevant United Nations plans and programmes of action pertaining to the situation of social groups, as well as the social dimensions of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development. The Commission held a high-level panel discussion on the priority theme, a ministerial forum, a high-level panel discussion on emerging issues, a multi-stakeholder forum on the priority theme to share solutions and an interactive dialogue with senior officials of the United Nations system on the priority theme. A total of 24 Ministers and Vice-Ministers participated in the general discussion of the Commission.

Final Report

Report on the 60th Session of the Commission for Social Development – CSocD60
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Chair’s Summaries


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Priority Theme

Inclusive and resilient recovery from COVID-19 for sustainable livelihoods, well-being and dignity for all:  eradicating poverty and hunger in all its forms and dimensions to achieve the 2030 Agenda.

Emerging Issue

National policies and measures implemented by Member States to combat hunger and poverty in times of the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Challenges to get on track towards the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

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

(i) Outcome document of the high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the realization of the Millennium Development Goals and other internationally agreed development goals for persons with disabilities: the way forward, a disability-inclusive development agenda towards 2015 and beyond
(ii) World Programme of Action for Youth
(iii) Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, 2002; (iv) Family issues, policies and programmes

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Video Message from H.E. Ms. María del Carmen Squeff, Chair of UN 60th Commission for Social Development

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CSocD60 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 60th session (2022) comprises the following members:

Function Name Country
Chair
H.E. Ms. María del Carmen Squeff Argentina
Vice-Chairpersons Mr. Stefano Guerra Portugal
Ms. Hellen M. Chifwaila (Designate)
Zambia
Mr. Jiakun Guo (Designate)
China
Ms. Iwona Lula (Designate)
Poland

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Organization of the Session

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Official Documents

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Draft Resolutions

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Opening Session and High-level Panel Discussions

List of Panellists (as of 7 February 2022)

Profile of Panellists (as of 8 February 2022)

The opening session will take place on 7 February 2022 from 10am to 11am (EST, New York time). The opening will feature the following:

• H.E. Ms. Maria del Carmen Squeff, Chair of the sixtieth session of the Commission for Social Development
• H.E. Mr. Abdulla Shahid, President of the General Assembly
• H.E. Mr. Collen Vixen Kelapile, President of the Economic and Social Council
• Ms. Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations
• Mr. Liu Zhenmin, Under-Secretary-General, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)
• Ms. Maria-Laura Fornella-Oehninger and Ms. Monica Jahangir-Chowdhury, CoChairs of the NGO Committee on Social Development
• Ms. Lynrose Jane D. Genon, Youth Representative

Priority Theme on “Inclusive and resilient recovery from COVID-19 for sustainable livelihoods, well-being and dignity for all: eradicating poverty and hunger in all its forms and dimensions to achieve the 2030 Agenda”, Monday, 7 February 2022, 3:00 – 5:00pm, virtual meeting

Ministerial Forum on “Strengthening multilateralism to deliver well-being and dignity for all by addressing food insecurity and the eradication of poverty, including through the promotion of sustainable food systems” Tuesday 8 February 2022, 10:00am – 12:00pm, virtual meeting

Emerging issues on “National policies and measures implemented by Member States to combat hunger and poverty in times of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and beyond: Challenges to getting on track towards the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda”, Wednesday, 9 February 2022, 10:00am – 12:00pm, virtual meeting

Interactive dialogue with senior officials of the UN Systems on the priority theme, Wednesday, 9 February 2022, 3:00 – 5:00 pm, virtual meeting

Multi-stakeholder Forum on the priority theme, Thursday, 10 February 2022, 10:00am – 12:00pm, virtual meeting

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Preparations

Her Excellency María del Carmen Squeff, Permanent Representative Ambassador of Argentina and Chair of the CSocD60 convened an informal virtual briefing on the preparations of the Commission on 18 January 2022 from 10am to 11am. The briefing featured highlights of the CSocD60 by Ms. Daniela Bas, Director, Division for Inclusive Social Development, UNDESA. Watch the video of the briefing.

Inter-session informal preparatory meeting on the priority theme “Inclusive and resilient recovery from COVID-19 for sustainable livelihoods, well-being and dignity for all: eradicating poverty and hunger in all its forms and dimensions to achieve the 2030 Agenda”, 9 December from 10am to 1pm (EST – New York time) youtube icon Video of the meeting   Photos Photos

  • Presentation by Mr. Máximo Torero Cullen, the Chief Economist of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations — “The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) 2021”
  • Presentation by Mr. Benjamin Davis, Director of the Division of Inclusive Rural Transformation and Gender Equality, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations — “Social protection and effect on rural areas and agriculture”

Expert Group Meeting on “Inclusive and resilient recovery from COVID-19 for sustainable livelihoods, wellbeing and dignity for all: eradicating poverty and hunger in all its forms and dimensions to achieve the 2030 Agenda”: In preparation for the CSocD60, UNDESA convened a virtual Expert Group Meeting on the priority theme on 29 – 30 July and 2 – 3 August 2021 | Final Report of the Virtual Expert Group Meeting

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Civil Society Forum

During the Commission for Social Development, the NGO Committee on Social Development is dedicated to raising awareness on the Priority Theme and bringing the voices, experiences, and recommendations from the grassroots. The NGO Committee holds a Civil Society Forum and other capacity-building and network events on the occasion of the Commission. Live interpretation in French and Spanish will be available. Flyer of the Forum.

Civil Society Declaration

We invite you to share the Declaration in your networks! All signatures received by NGOs and individuals around the world will be shared with Governments and the United Nations at the opening of the 60th session of the Commission for Social Development on February 7th, 2022. Click here to view the Civil Society DeclarationSign in support of the Civil Society Declaration 2022!

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Civil Society Forum CSocD59

NGO Participation

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Side Events

Draft List of Side Events (as of 14 January 2022)

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Everyone Included COVID-19

We need solidarity, political will and innovative policy action to protect vulnerable people and their well-being, and uphold the right to health, including access to information, care and medical services.

* When Everyone is Included, Everyone Benefits. *

Learn more about ‘Everyone Included: Social Impact of COVID-19’.

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Promotional Videos

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