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.

Speakers Call for Inclusive Food Systems, Digital Upgrades to Reach World’s Most In-Need, as Social Development Commission Caps First Week of Session

11 Feb

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.

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.

Inclusive Recovery from Pandemic Requires Greater Push to End Poverty, Hunger, Delegates in Social Development Commission Stress, as 2022 Session Continues

8 Feb

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.

Commission for Social Development Begins 2022 Session amid Robust Calls for Overcoming Food Insecurity, Poverty Laid Bare by COVID-19

7 Feb

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.

Role of Digital Technologies on Well-being for All among Resolutions Agreed Upon, as Social Development Commission Concludes Session

17 Feb

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.

Improving Connectivity, Technical Infrastructure Critical to Meeting Needs of Most Vulnerable, Speakers Agree, as Social Development Commission Continues Debate

16 Feb

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.