56th Session of the Commission for Social Development

The fifty-sixth session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD56) will take place in Conference Room 4 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 29 January to 7 February 2018.  The Commission is the advisory body responsible for the social development pillar of global development.

Priority Theme for the 2018 Policy Cycle:

Strategies for eradicating poverty to achieve sustainable development for all

Review of relevant United Nations plans and programmes of action pertaining to the situation of social groups:

(i) World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons;
(ii) Standard Rules on the Equalization of Opportunities for Persons
with Disabilities;
(iii) World Programme of Action for Youth;
(iv) Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, 2002;
(v) Family issues, policies and programmes;

High-level Panel Discussions on:

Strategies for eradicating poverty to achieve sustainable development for all
Towards sustainable and resilient societies: Innovation and inter-connectivity for social development
Third review and appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing
Towards inclusive, resilient and sustainable development: an evidence-based approach to the mainstreaming of disability in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Agenda 2030