At its thirty-sixth session, the Commission for Social Development considered two topics under its restructured agenda and multi-year programme of work, namely the priority theme “Promoting social integration and participation of all people, including disadvantaged and vulnerable groups and persons”; and review of relevant United Nations plans and programmes of action pertaining to the situation of social groups.
With regard to the priority theme, the Commission adopted a resolution in which it took note of the report of the Secretary-General on the subject (E/CN.5/1998/2), and decided to adopt agreed conclusions on promoting social integration and participation of all people, including disadvantaged and vulnerable groups and persons.
The agreed conclusions contain recommendations for action at local, national, regional and international levels in the areas of promoting social integration through responsive government, full participation in society, non-discrimination, tolerance, equality and social justice; enhancing social protection, reducing vulnerability and enhancing employment opportunities for groups with specific needs; and violence, crime and the problem of illicit drugs and substance abuse as factors of social disintegration (E/CN.5/1998/7).
The Chairman of the Commission’s thirty-sixth session was Mr Aurelio Fernández (Spain). Its four Vice-Chairpersons were: Ms. Faith Innerarity (Jamaica), Ms. Maria Lourdes Ramiro-Lopez (Philippines), Ms. Joanna Wronecka (Poland), and Mr. Mathe Diseko (South Africa), who also served as Rapporteur.
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