UNDESA DSPD Civil Society

The Fifty Third Session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD53) will take place from 4 to 13 February 2015 at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

The Priority Theme of the session is “Rethinking and strengthening social development in the contemporary world".

In addition to the priority theme, the session will include review of relevant United Nations plans and programmes of action pertaining to the situation of social groups such as: disabled persons, youth, ageing, and the family.

On 3 February 2015, a day prior to the opening of the session, a Civil Society Forum will be convened at UN Headquarters. The Forum is hosted jointly by UNDESA-DSPD, the NGO Committee for Social Development and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation. Please note that the outcome of the Forum will be presented at the first plenary meeting of  the Commission, immediately following the introduction of the Priority Theme. For information and registration to attend the Civil Society Forum, please contact the NGO Committee for Social Development.

Participation of NGOs at CSocD53

Commission for Social Development, February 2014

The Fifty Second Session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD) will take place from 11 to 21 February 2014 at United Nations North Lawn Building (NLB) in New York. The Priority Theme of the session is “Promoting empowerment of people in achieving poverty eradication, social integration and full employment and decent work for all".

In addition to the priority theme, the session will include review of relevant United Nations plans and programmes of action pertaining to the situation of social groups such as: disabled persons, youth, ageing, and the family.

Participation of NGOs at the Session 

iCSO

Integrated Civil Society Organizations (iCSO) System

NGOs are strongly encouraged to UPDATE their organizational profile (before pre-registering for our events) using the integrated Civil Society Organizations (iCSO) System developed by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) to facilitate interactions between civil society organizations and DESA.

CSO.Net

CSO.Net
DESA has also developed CSO Net - the Civil Society Network, a web portal that facilitates online pre-registration to UN conferences open for civil society participation.