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