Social issues

Social issues

21 February 2019
SOC/4879

The Commission for Social Development, acting by consensus on the final day of its fifty-seventh session, decided to forward three draft resolutions to the Economic and Social Council for adoption — including one focused on harnessing the potential of tax policies, wage floors and safety nets to combat inequality.

19 February 2019
SOC/4878

A more inclusive and responsive approach is needed to support families, as they are the fundamental social unity of society, the Commission for Social Development was told as it concluded the general debate of its fifty-seventh session.

14 February 2019
SOC/4877

Investing in quality education and decent work is among the most effective ways to spur inclusive socioeconomic growth and reduce poverty and inequality, delegates said today as the fifty-seventh session of the Commission for Social Development continued.

13 February 2019
SOC/4876

Around the globe, more frequent disasters — both natural and human-wrought — are increasingly affecting society’s most vulnerable members and hindering efforts to eradicate poverty, said expert panellists today as the Commission on Social Development continued its work.

12 February 2019
SOC/4875

Smart fiscal policies and minimum wages set well above the cost of living top the list of strategies countries can use to improve their populations’ health, happiness and overall well-being, said delegates today as the fifty-seventh session of the Commission for Social Development continued.

11 February 2019
SOC/4873

Inequality has become a defining issue of the present time that must be addressed through social protection policies, including progressive taxation in favour of low-income families as well as public spending to support vulnerable populations, delegates told the opening of the fifty-seventh session of the Commission for Social Development today.

11 February 2019
DSG/SM/1251-SOC/4874

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed’s opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the fifty-seventh session of the Commission for Social Development, in New York today:

22 October 2018
DSG/SM/1232-DEV/3366-SOC/4871

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed’s remarks to the United Nations World Data Forum in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, today:

22 October 2018
DSG/SM/1233-DEV/3367-SOC/4872

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed’s remarks at the Data Talks in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, today:

26 September 2018
SG/SM/19244-DEV/3357-SOC/4869

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks, as delivered by Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, at the General Assembly high-level meeting on tuberculosis, in New York today:

26 September 2018
SG/SM/19248-DEV/3358-SOC/4870

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the event “Time to Act on Global Mental Health:  Building Momentum on Mental Health in the Sustainable Development Goal” era, in New York today:

25 September 2018
SG/SM/19238-DEV/3354-SOC/4868

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the high-level event “Breaking the cycle between conflict and hunger – working towards sustainable peace and food security”, in New York today:

17 September 2018
SG/SM/19215-DEV/3352-SOC/4867

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message to the World Conference on Science Literacy, in Beijing today:

24 July 2018
DSG/SM/1208-SOC/4866

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the ministerial breakfast in conjunction with the United Kingdom at the Global Disability Summit, in London today:

9 July 2018
DSG/SM/1191-ECO/285-SOC/4865

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the first meeting of the High-Level Advisory Board on Economic and Social Affairs, in New York today:

29 March 2018
SG/SM/18964-DEV/3322-SOC/4864

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for the Children’ Summit 2018, at the Dead Sea, Jordan, from 26-27 March:

6 February 2018
DSG/SM/1128-DEV/3312-SOC/4862

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed's opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the Commission for Social Development’s side event on poverty eradication, in New York today:

31 January 2018
SOC/4859

Against a backdrop of an ongoing “mega-trend” of ageing and its myriad challenges across many regions, there was no time to waste in protecting the world’s oldest persons, the Commission for Social Development heard today during a high-level panel discussion on how much States could do to protect their elders.

29 January 2018
DSG/SM/1124-SOC/4857

Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the fifty-sixth session of the Commission for Social Development, in New York today:

6 December 2017
SG/SM/18813-DEV/3303-SOC/4855

Following is the text of UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ video message for the Tenth Peace and Sport International Forum:  Sport Innovation for Social Transformation, in Monaco today: