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62nd Commission on Social Development from 5 to 14 February 2024
The Commission on Social Development (CSocD) is a conference that serves as a platform for United Nations (UN) Member States, civil society, and other stakeholders to come together to discuss recommendations and policies to advance social development at both the national and global levels. It focuses on reducing inequalities among various groups through poverty eradication, social inclusion, and sustainable development for all.
This year, the 62nd session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD62) will focus on: "Fostering social development and social justice through social policies to accelerate progress on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and to achieve the overarching goal of poverty eradication".
It will take place from 5 to 14 February 2024, in Conference Room 4 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, and will be broadcasted live at: https://webtv.un.org/en. You can visit their website at CSoCD62.
The Justice Coalition of Religious (JCoR) produced a guide that gives basic information and ways to participate in this event. This guide is available in English and Spanish. Click here: English-JCoR Guide to CSoCD62 , Spanish-JCoR Guide to CSoCD.
In the effort to bring the voice of the grassroots to the UN, JCoR submitted a collective statement to the Commission on Social Development, taking from the experience, insights, and recommendations from the members. Thanks to Maigualida Riera of Unit Venezuela for contributing to this statement. You can read the collective statement by clicking this link JCoR Statement to CSoCD62.
Since the first week of January 2024, the NGO Committee on Social Development of which our Society is a member has been meeting with 44 Member States of the Commission on Social Development to share the advocacy priorities from the grassroots, with the hope that it will influence their national position on the urgent need for social, economic, political and environmental justice. Please include us in your prayers that Member States be open to learn from the grassroots and collaborate with civil society in the work for development and justice at the local and global level.
You are invited to support the Civil Society Declaration by signing here: Civil Society Declaration 2024. This declaration calls on the leadership to establish a renewed social contract integrating social, economic, environmental, and political justice at both national and international levels.
Lastly, MMS is co-sponsoring a parallel event during this CSoCD62 with the title: Not Leaving Behind Future Generations: How do we bridge the gap between generations and communities. It will be held on February 8 from 9:45 – 11:00 (EST). Kindly register here to join.