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52nd Session,11 - 21 February 2014, New York

The Fifty-Second Session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD52) will take place from  11 - 21 February 2014 at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

The priority theme is "Promoting empowerment of people in achieving poverty eradication, social integration and full employment and decent work for all".  This year will be devoted to the policy segment of the cycle.

bulletFinal Report on the fifty-second session, E/2014/26–E/CN.5/2014/10
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bulletChair's Summary on the 52nd Session of the Commission for Social Development.

bulletSustainable Cities for the Welfare of All: Note verbale dated 20 January 2014 from the Permanent Mission of El Salvador to the United Nations addressed to the Secretariat, E/CN.5/2014/9
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bulletProvisional agenda and documentation for the fifty-third session of the Commission, E/CN.5/2014/L.2
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The priority theme for the 2015-2016 review and policy cycle would be “Rethinking and strengthening social development in the contemporary world”. 

bulletDraft List of Participants (updated on 21 February 2014)

bulletCSocD52 Draft Programme (updated on 13 February 2014)

bulletCivil Society Forum, 10 February in Conference Room 4 (NLB) organized by UNDESA-DSPD, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the NGO Committee for Social Development. The theme this year is “The Role of Civil Society: Empowerment for Inclusive and Transformative Development” . 

Members of the Bureau

Function Name Country
Ms. Sewa Lamsal Adhikari, Chargé d’Affaires of the Permanent Mission of Nepal to the United Nations
Ms. Julia Thallinger
Ms. Larysa Belskaya
Ms. Amira Fahmy
  H.E. Mr. Carlos García González El Salvador 



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