60th Commission for Social Development (CSocD60), 7-16 February 2022

60th Commission for Social Development (CSocD60), 7-16 February 2022

With less than 10 years left to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it is vital to eradicate poverty and hunger and ensure food security for the most vulnerable.

The Commission for Social Development will hold its sixtieth session from 7 to 16 February 2022 under the priority theme of “An inclusive and resilient recovery from COVID-19 for sustainable livelihoods, well-being and dignity for all: eradicating poverty and hunger in all its forms and dimensions to achieve the 2030 Agenda”. The theme was decided by ECOSOC in its resolution E/RES/2021/8 on the working methods of the Commission.

The Commission will organize a Ministerial Forum to engage participants in a discussion on strengthening multilateralism to ensure the well-being and dignity of all while addressing food insecurity and poverty. Senior officials from the United Nations system will interact with the Commission, and stakeholders from government, academia, civil society and the private sector will also share their views, innovations and solutions. The social dimension of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development also features in its work programme.

Through its deliberations and policy outcomes, the Commission will contribute to the work of ECOSOC and the HLPF. It will provide guidance, from a social perspective and with an emphasis on integration and policy coherence, to national governments in their efforts to recover from the devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic with resilience in order to back on track to fully implement the 2030 Agenda for All in the Decade. of Action. The Commission’s goal is to bring about change that will make a positive difference in people’s lives through the implementation of inclusive and sustainable national development strategies that promote the well-being and dignity of all.

This year, CSocD60 will host f5 high-level round tables, a civil society forum and more than 50 side events related to the priority theme. For more information, please visit: https://bit.ly/un-csocd60

Joel C. Hicks