Social Workers on the Frontlines of Inclusive and Resilient Recovery

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When: Feb 16, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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CoNGO Notes: For information about collaborative work of NGOs on the issues above and related matters, visit the substantive committees associated with CoNGO. Visit here for specific information about the NGO Committee on Social Development.

60th Commission for Social Development (CSocD60), 7-16 February 2022

60th Commission for Social Development (CSocD60), 7-16 February 2022

With less than 10 years left to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it is vital to end poverty and hunger, and achieve food security for the most vulnerable.

The Commission for Social Development will convene its sixtieth session from 7 to 16 February 2022 under the priority theme of “Inclusive and resilient recovery from COVID-19 for sustainable livelihoods, well-being and dignity for all:  eradicating poverty and hunger in all its forms and dimensions to achieve the 2030 Agenda”. The theme was decided by ECOSOC in its resolution E/RES/2021/8 on the methods of work of the Commission.

The Commission will host a Ministerial Forum to engage participants in a discussion on strengthening multilateralism to deliver well-being and dignity for all by addressing food insecurity and poverty. Senior officials of the UN system will interact with the Commission, and stakeholders from Government, academia, civil society and the private sector will also share their perspectives, innovations and solutions. The social dimension of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development is also in its work programme.

Through its deliberations and policy outcome, the Commission will make its contribution to the work of ECOSOC and the HLPF. It will provide guidance, from the social perspective and emphasizing policy integration and coherence, to national Governments in their efforts to recover from the devastation of COVID-19 pandemic with resilience to get back on track to fully implement the 2030 Agenda for all in the Decade of Action. The objective of the Commission is to bring about change that will make a positive difference in people’s lives by the implementation of nationally-owned inclusive and sustainable development strategies that promoted the wellbeing and dignity of all.

This year, the CSocD60 will host five High-level Panel Discussions, a Civil Society Forum and more than 50 side events related to the priority theme. For more information, please visit: https://bit.ly/un-csocd60

CoNGO Notes: For information about collaborative work of NGOs on the issue of social development, visit the substantive committees related to CoNGO. For information about the NGO Committee on Social Development in New York, visit ngosocdev.org.

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty and Hunger: Our Asks

In order to engage with the themes of the HLPF and CSocD60 in 2022, the NGO CSocD is hosting an event to supplement the priority themes of resilience and recovery from Covid-19, addressing multidimensional poverty and hunger. The event is titled ‘Breaking the Cycle of Poverty and Hunger: Our Asks.’

True to the spirit of the Copenhagen Declaration of which this committee is guided by, this online webinar features three grassroots speakers from different continents who will share their unique experiences of poverty and  hunger during or prior to Covid-19 and the solutions they have created or propose to overcome these difficulties. After presenting accounts of their lived experiences, there will be reactions to the presentations by UN agencies and Member States. This will form the basis of an authentic dialogue between diverse voices in society.

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CoNGO Notes: For more information on the NGO Committee on Social Development, please visit ngosocdev.org. For more information on the NGO Committee on Financing for Development, please visit ngosonffd.org. For more information on the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-NY, please visit ngocsd-ny.org. For more information on the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-Vienna, please visit ngocsdvienna.org