Social Development Commission Concludes Sixtieth Session, Sends 3 Texts to Economic and Social Council on COVID-19 Recovery, Decent Work for All

16 Feb

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.

Speakers in Social Development Commission Call for Targeted Investments to Help Women, Indigenous Peoples Pushed Further into Precarity during Pandemic

15 Feb

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.

With COVID-19 Casting Shadow over 2030 Agenda, Delegates in Social Development Commission Spotlight Efforts to Improve Health, Labour, Food Security

14 Feb

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.

Multi-stakeholder Forum Elevates Voices of ‘Invisible Ones’ Facing Pandemic’s Worst Effects without Protection, as Social Development Commission Continues

10 Feb

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.

Experts in Social Development Commission Highlight Protection Gaps, Structural Inequities, as Delegates Detail Efforts to Build Back Stronger from COVID-19

9 Feb

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.