The 48th Session of the Commission for Social Development

The 48th session of the Commission for Social Development finished its deliberations on 19 February in an extended session which allowed them to reach consensus on four resolutions to be passed on to the General Assembly: on social integration, on the Madrid Plan of Action on Aging, on the New Economic Programme for Africa (NEPAD), and mainstreaming disability in the development agenda.  This is the first time since the 1995 World Summit on Social Development that the commission has passed a resolution relating to social integration and it comes at a time of strong forces working for exclusion of peoples.

The NGO committee of which UNANIMA is a member made an important contribution to the deliberations through a survey taken from members around the world on good practices promoting social integration and inclusion.  Louise Cleary was part of a small committee responsible for the collation and publication of this report.  For survey and the results.

The outcomes of CSocD 48 can be found Division for Social Affairs website.

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