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62nd Session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD62), 5-14 February 2024

5 February - 14 February

The 62nd session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD62) will take place from 5 to 14 February 2024, in Conference Room 4 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Furthermore, the Commission will commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the International Year of the Family.

The priority theme of the CSocD62 will focus on “Fostering social development and social justice through social policies to accelerate progress on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and to achieve the overarching goal of poverty eradication”The emerging issue will focus on “The Influence of Digital Transformation on Inclusive Growth and Development: A Path to Realizing Social Justice”.

The Commission elected H.E. Ms. Ruchira Kamboj, Permanent Representative of India as Chair of the 62nd Commission for Social Development, and Vice-Chairs: Ms. Carla María Carlson, Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of the Dominican Republic; H.E. Mr. Jon Ivanovski, Deputy Permanent Representative at the Permanent Mission of North Macedonia; Ms. Stéphanie Toschi, Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Luxembourg; and Ms. Joslyne Kwishaka, Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Burundi.

For more information about the CSocD62, please visit:

Side Events

The deadline is now closed. The final list of side events will be posted online by December 20, 2023, at 12 am EDT (New York time).

A Civil Society Forum on the priority theme of CSocD62 will be held on 9 February 2024. The Forum is hosted jointly by UNDESA-DISD, the NGO Committee on Social Development and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Foundation. The Forum is a time for NGOs worldwide to learn about each other’s work, to prepare for the Commission, including by work on position papers and interventions. For more information, please visit:


NGO Participation

  • UN DESA with the support of the NGO Committee on Social Development facilitate the participation of NGOs in the sessions of the CSocD. NGOs that are accredited to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) may designate representatives to attend the annual sessions of the CSocD. Learn more about the UN ECOSOC accreditation.
  • Modalities of NGO Participation and Registration: Registration for CSocD62 will be open for ECOSOC accredited NGOs from 9 October 2023 until 12 January 2024Please visit the indico online registration page for more information. 
  • NGO Written Statements: The deadline is closed.
  • Request to be heard at the CSocD62: coming soon..

CoNGO Notes: For information about the collaborative work of NGOs on the above issues, visit the substantive committees under the auspices of CoNGO. Visit here for specific information about the

Social Development

NGO Committee on Social Development


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