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Commission for Social Development
Fifty-Third Session

Wednesday, 04 February, 2015 - Friday, 13 February, 2015, New York
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Programme

This session has concluded

Recent Meetings

10th Meeting

1.     Follow-up to the World Summit for Social Development and the twenty-fourth special session of the General Assembly [item 3]

   Introduction of and action on draft resolution E/CN/2015/L.6

(b)      Review of relevant United Nations plans and programmes of action pertaining to the situation of social groups

  Introduction of draft resolution E/CN/2015/L.4

  Action on draft resolutions E/CN/2015/L.3, E/CN/2015/L.4 and E/CN/2015/L.5

2.     Provisional agenda for the fifty-fourth session of the Commission (E/CN.5/2015/L.1) [item 5]

3.     Adoption of the report of the Commission on its fifty-third session (E/CN.5/2015/L.2) [item 6]

4.     Closure of the fifty-third session

  • Feb 13 2015
  • 3:00 PM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)
9th Meeting

Follow-up to the World Summit for Social Development and the twenty-fourth special session of the General Assembly (E/CN.5/2015/2) [item 3]

(a)      Priority theme: rethinking and strengthening social development in the contemporary world (E/CN.5/2015/3, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/1, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/2, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/3, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/4, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/5, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/6, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/7, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/8, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/9, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/10, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/11, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/12, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/13, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/14, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/15, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/16, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/17, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/18, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/19, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/20, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/21, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/22, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/23, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/24, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/25, E/CN.5/2015NGO/26, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/27, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/28, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/29, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/30, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/31, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/32, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/33, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/34, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/35, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/36, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/37, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/38, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/39 and E/CN.5/2015/NGO/40)

(b)      Review of relevant United Nations plans and programmes of action pertaining to the situation of social groups (A/70/61–E/2015/3, E/CN.5/2015/4* and E/CN.5/2015/5)

(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

  Continuation and conclusion of the general discussion

  • Feb 10 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)
8th Meeting

1.     Follow-up to the World Summit for Social Development and the twenty-fourth special session of the General Assembly (E/CN.5/2015/2) [item 3]

(b)      Review of relevant United Nations plans and programmes of action pertaining to the situation of social groups (A/70/61–E/2015/3, E/CN.5/2015/4* and E/CN.5/2015/5)

(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

Interaction with the Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on the rights of persons with disabilities

2.     Programme questions and other matters [item 4]

(a)      Proposed programme of work for the biennium 2016-2017 (E/CN.5/2015/CRP.1)

Introductory statement

(b)      United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (E/CN.5/2015/7 and E/CN.5/2015/8)

Dialogue with the Director of the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development

Nomination of members of the Board of the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development

3.       Follow-up to the World Summit for Social Development and the twenty-fourth special session of the General Assembly (E/CN.5/2015/2) [item 3]

(a)      Priority theme: rethinking and strengthening social development in the contemporary world (E/CN.5/2015/3, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/1, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/2, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/3, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/4, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/5, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/6, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/7, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/8, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/9, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/10, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/11, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/12, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/13, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/14, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/15, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/16, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/17, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/18, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/19, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/20, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/21, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/22, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/23, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/24, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/25, E/CN.5/2015NGO/26, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/27, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/28, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/29, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/30, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/31, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/32, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/33, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/34, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/35, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/36, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/37, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/38, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/39 and E/CN.5/2015/NGO/40

Continuation of the general discussion

  • Feb 09 2015
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)
7th Meeting

Follow-up to the World Summit for Social Development and the twenty-fourth special session of the General Assembly (E/CN.5/2015/2) [item 3]

(b)    Review of relevant United Nations plans and programmes of action pertaining to the situation of social groups (A/70/61–E/2015/3, E/CN.5/2015/4* and E/CN.5/2015/5)

(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

General discussion

  • Feb 06 2015
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)
6th Meeting

Follow-up to the World Summit for Social Development and the twenty-fourth special session of the General Assembly (E/CN.5/2015/2) [item 3]

(c)      Emerging issues: Contributions of social development to the transition from the Millennium Development Goals to the sustainable development goals (E/CN.5/2015/6)

Panel discussion on “Emerging issues: Contributions of social development to the Transition from Millennium Development Goals to Sustainable Development Goals”

  • Feb 06 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)
4th Meeting

Follow-up to the World Summit for Social Development and the twenty-fourth special session of the General Assembly (E/CN.5/2015/2) [item 3]

Commemoration of the twentieth anniversary of the World Summit for Social Development

Keynote address

Mr. Juan Somavía, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Interregional Policy Cooperation (via video-link)

Statements of reflection

His Excellency Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations

His Excellency Denis G. Antoine (Grenada), Acting President of the General Assembly

His Excellency Oh Joon (Republic of Korea), Vice-President of the Economic and Social Council

His Excellency Ib Petersen, Permanent Representative of Denmark to the United Nations

Interactive dialogue on “Social development: From Copenhagen to the Post-2015 Development Agenda”

  • Feb 05 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)
2nd Meeting

1.     Opening of the regular session

2.     Election of officers [item 1]

3.     Adoption of the agenda and other organizational matters (E/CN.5/2015/1) [item 2]

4.     Statement by the Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development, Department of Economic and Social Affairs

5.     Follow-up to the World Summit for Social Development and the twenty-fourth special session of the General Assembly (E/CN.5/2015/2) [item 3]

(a)      Priority theme: rethinking and strengthening social development in the contemporary world (E/CN.5/2015/3, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/1,
E/CN.5/2015/NGO/2, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/3, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/4, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/5, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/6, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/7, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/8, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/9, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/10, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/11, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/12, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/13, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/14, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/15, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/16, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/17, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/18, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/19, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/20, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/21, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/22, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/23, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/24, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/25, E/CN.5/2015NGO/26, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/27, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/28, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/29, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/30, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/31, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/32, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/33, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/34, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/35, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/36, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/37, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/38, E/CN.5/2015/NGO/39 and E/CN.5/2015/NGO/40)  

(b)      Review of relevant United Nations plans and programmes of action pertaining to the situation of social groups (A/70/61–E/2015/3, E/CN.5/2015/4* and E/CN.5/2015/5)

(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

(c)      Emerging issues: Contributions of social development to the transition from the Millennium Development Goals to the sustainable development goals (E/CN.5/2015/6)

Introductory statement

Presentation of the outcome of the Civil Society Forum

Presentation by a Youth Representative

General discussion

  • Feb 04 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)
Opening of the Civil Society Forum

1st Meeting

  • Feb 03 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM