Incorporating economic and environmental perspectives in social policy-making

Launch of the Integrated Crisis Prevention and Recovery ProgrammeAiming to contribute to the work of the UN in the area of capacity development in the framework of the sustainable development goals (SDGs), UN DESA’s Division for Social Policy and Development is organizing a workshop on incorporating economic and environmental perspectives in social policy-making. The meeting is being organised back-to-back with the meeting of the inter-governmental council of UNESCO Management of Social Transformation (MOST) in Paris on 3-4 June.

The workshop is being held at UNESCO headquarters and will address specific capacity gaps like understanding a new sustainable development paradigm that places people in the centre of development, capacity to formulate social policies in the framework of the SDGs, and capacity to begin the process of identifying specific SDGs indicators to monitor sustainable social development policies.

The workshop will include representatives of the African Union, the European Union, the ILO, OECD, UNESCO, the International Energy Agency, the International Social Science Council as well as Ministers from Tanzania, Moldova and high-level representatives from Ghana, Malaysia, Mongolia, Norway, South Africa and Thailand, as well as other countries.

The overall objective of the workshop is to enhance participants’ knowledge and skills to effectively incorporate economic and environmental concerns into social policy-making and national economic and development planning.

For more information: UN DESA Division for Social Policy and Development