Input for Civil Society Forum

Each year before the Commission for Social Development, the NGO committee hosts a Civil Society Forum. In 2016 the Forum will be on February 1-2, hosted jointly by UNDESA-DSPD, the NGO CSocD, and the New York Office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES). In order to attend, please register here at  While the Priority Theme of the 54th Commission for Social Development is “Rethinking and strengthening social development in the contemporary world,” the civil society contribution to that theme will focus on inequalities. The Report on the World Social Situation 2013: Inequality Matters reminds world leaders that, in addressing inequalities, policy matters. You will find the draft Civil Society Declaration 2016 at this link. If you would like, review and comment on it to ensure that it reflects what’s important to your community or organization and make additions or suggest changes.