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The Commission for Social Development concluded its fifty-second session on Friday with the approval of six draft resolutions for adoption by the Economic and Social Council that addressed issues of empowerment, older persons and the family, as well as one text that would hone the Commission’s own focus on visual health.
In closing remarks, Sewa Lamsal Adhikari ( Nepal) recapped the highlights of the 10-day session, which included a high-level panel discussion and general debate on the priority theme of “Promoting empowerment of people in achieving poverty eradication, social integration and full employment and decent work for all”. Thanking Governments, civil society representatives, youth delegates and United Nations officials for participating in the session, she said: “Together we will move the social development agenda forward.”
The six texts to be sent to the Economic and Social Council included one on the Commission’s work methods (E/CN.5/2014/L.4), by which the Council would decide that the priority theme for the 2015-2016 review and policy cycle would be “Rethinking and strengthening social development in the contemporary world”. The Council also would consider taking up resolutions of the Commission every two years, with a view to eliminating duplication and overlap.
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