The Fifty First Session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD) will take place on February 2013 at the United Nations North Lawn Building (NLB) in New York. The Priority Theme of the session is “Promoting empowerment of people in achieving poverty eradication, social integration and full employment and decent work for all".
In addition to the priority theme, the session will include review of relevant United Nations plans and programmes of action pertaining to the situation of social groups such as: disabled persons, youth, ageing, and the family.
Beginning with the forty-fifth session, the Commission has organized its work according to a cycle of two sessions dealing with one single priority theme. The first year is a review session, while the second year is a policy session resulting in a set of resolutions or decisions.
Participation of NGOs at the Session