Commission for Social Development

Commission for Social Development

16 February 2022
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The Commission for Social Development concluded its sixtieth session today, forwarding three texts to the Economic and Social Council, including a draft resolution focused on an inclusive and resilient recovery from COVID-19 and the eradication of poverty and hunger to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, this year’s priority theme.

15 February 2022
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The Commission for Social Development resumed its general discussion in virtual format today, with representatives of Government and civil society responding to this year’s theme — addressing food insecurity and eradicating poverty, including through the promotion of sustainable food systems — by highlighting national programmes for a resilient post-pandemic recovery and identifying structural gaps and impediments to overcome.

14 February 2022
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With the COVID-19 pandemic casting a pall over the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, delegates in the Commission for Social Development called for greater international cooperation today, highlighting national efforts towards resilient inclusive recovery and growth.

11 February 2022
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The protection of vulnerable groups and the need for system-wide solutions to address inequalities, which had become further entrenched during the pandemic, were recurrent themes in the Commission for Social Development today, as representative of Government discussed ways to renew progress towards eradicating poverty and hunger and galvanizing progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

10 February 2022
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The Commission for Social Development held a multi-stakeholder forum today, with panellists who — as leaders of a trade union, farmers association, cooperative alliance, cultural movement and efforts to end violence against women — offered fresh ideas for fixing the broken protection systems that have left the most vulnerable most exposed to deepened hunger and poverty generated by the pandemic.

9 February 2022
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The Commission for Social Development continued its 2022 session today, seeking ideas from Governments and United Nations experts alike about the best ways to combat poverty and hunger and — in the pandemic’s third year — get back on track to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

8 February 2022
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The Commission for Social Development began its general discussion today, with speakers calling on the international community to build a global architecture to recover from the coronavirus pandemic and address the entrenched drivers of poverty and hunger.

7 February 2022
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With the pandemic worsening the plight of those already experiencing multidimensional poverty, and pushing many more people into food insecurity and immiseration, countries must urgently strengthen social protections to ensure an inclusive recovery, United Nations officials emphasized today, as the Commission for Social Development opened its sixtieth session.

7 February 2022
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Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video remarks to the sixtieth session of Commission for Social Development, in New York today:

17 February 2021
SOC/4897

The Commission for Social Development concluded its fifty-ninth session today, forwarding four draft resolutions, all without a vote, to the Economic and Social Council for consideration, including one that addressed this year’s priority theme for the 46-member subsidiary body — the role of digital technologies on social development and the well-being of all.

16 February 2021
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The protection of vulnerable communities took centre stage in the Commission for Social Development today, as representatives of Government and civil society alike explored ways to digitally connect the elderly, persons with disabilities, minorities, migrants and people living in rural, coastal or inland areas with the services they need to enhance their well-being.

15 February 2021
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The Commission for Social Development resumed its general discussion in virtual format today, with representatives of Member States emphasizing the growing importance of digital technology in the global quest to overcome poverty, achieve sustainable development and build better lives for all.

12 February 2021
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The Commission for Social Development held a multi-stakeholder forum today, with panellists from around the globe exploring how to surmount the myriad fissures in social service provision by harnessing the use of digital technologies and laying new infrastructures that cater to the most vulnerable communities.

11 February 2021
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Government ministers, senior officials and representatives of Member States underscored the myriad ways that their countries have embraced digital technology to confront the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, as the Commission for Social Development resumed its general discussion today in a virtual format.

10 February 2021
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Experts on social policy envisioned a world after the COVID-19 pandemic that embraces more localized and inclusive forms of governance and a stronger focus on education to build resilience for weathering future crises, on day three of the Commission for Social Development’s fifty-ninth session.

9 February 2021
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The digital divide — between younger and older persons, industrialized and developing countries or rural and urban areas — is exacerbating existing patterns of inequalities, delegates in the Commission for Social Development stressed today, as they explored ways to equitably use technology to surmount the most pressing obstacles to “building back better”.

8 February 2021
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With the pandemic exposing massive disparities in access to health, education and employment across the world, countries must urgently usher in a socially just transition towards sustainable development — first and foremost by enacting policies that close the digital divide, United Nations officials emphasized today, as the Commission for Social Development opened its fifty-ninth session.

19 February 2020
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The Commission for Social Development concluded its fifty-eighth session today, forwarding three resolutions — including the first-ever text on homelessness to be approved by a United Nations intergovernmental body – to the Economic and Social Council for adoption.

17 February 2020
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From income-linked caps on rents and homebuilding incentives to the power of sport to affect change, speakers today put forward a range of potential solutions to the complex and global challenge of homelessness, as the Commission for Social Development concluded the general debate of its fifty-eighth session.

13 February 2020
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The legacies of conflict, colonialism and a lopsided global financial system took centre stage as drivers of inequality — and in turn, homelessness — as the Commission for Social Development continued its general discussion today.