Economic and Social Council: Meetings Coverage

9 March 2020
WOM/2204

The Commission on the Status of Women opened its sixty-fourth session today, adopting a political declaration commemorating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the landmark Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which together offer the world’s most progressive blueprint for achieving gender equality.

19 February 2020
SOC/4889

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
SOC/4888

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
SOC/4887

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.

12 February 2020
SOC/4886

Tackling homelessness throughout the world means tackling social issues as vast and varied as income inequality, housing shortages, racism and women’s empowerment, the Commission for Social Development heard today, as speakers who have personally experienced homelessness shared their thoughts with Member States and representatives of non-governmental organizations on the third day of its fifty-eighth session.

11 February 2020
SOC/4885

Despite development strides which have lifted more than 1 billion people out of poverty in recent decades, soaring inequality and exclusion continue to pose challenges around the globe, delegates heard today, as the Commission on Social Development continued its fifty-eighth session.

10 February 2020
SOC/4884

Homelessness is a global problem that affects people in both developed and developing countries, regardless of economic, social and cultural backgrounds, and addressing it in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will require both innovative policies and inclusive partnerships, the Commission on Social Development heard today as it opened its fifty-eighth session.

7 February 2020
NGO/908

The Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) concluded the first part of its 2020 session today, adopting a report that contains the results of its substantive work in recent weeks, including its decision to recommend 274 groups for special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council.

29 January 2020
NGO/907

The Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations today recommended 4 entities for special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council and deferred action on the status of 22 others, concluding the substantive part of its 2020 regular session.

28 January 2020
NGO/906

Continuing its 2020 regular session, the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations today recommended 3 entities for special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council and deferred action on the status of 12 others, also taking note of 525 new quadrennial reports and postponing consideration of another 15 reports.