UNDESA DSPD Civil Society

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 


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.


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.