Working Group On Girls CSW 65 Statements

The 65th Commission on the Status of Women was held in March and with the pandemic still happening, was in a hybrid format with most meetings and events held virtually. The Priority Theme was “Women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls.” The commission also reviewed the agreed conclusions of the 60th session, “Women’s empowerment and the link to sustainable development.” It is important that the issues faced by girls, which in most instances are very different to women, are also addressed by the commission and UN member states. … Read MoreWorking Group On Girls CSW 65 Statements

Statement to the 2020 Commission on Social Development

The 2020 Commission on Social Development with its focus on Global Homelessness has made history. It is the first time that Homelessness has been addressed at one of the ECOSOC Commissions. The priority theme of “Affordable Housing and Social Protection Systems for All to address Homelessness” acknowledges that homelessness affects all countries, both in the Global North and South. The declaration of Civil Society states that a safe home is the basic of all human need. Civil Society calls on the UN and member states to adopt a universal definition of Homelessness and to address the issues causing homelessness. Read the Civil Society Declaration

Statements submitted to CSoCD 2019

As members of the Coalition for Global Citizenship, we submitted a statement on Global Citizenship as a Tool for Uniting in the Achieving Inclusion and Equality through Equitable Wages, Fiscal Policies and Social Protections.   The concept of Global Citizenship arose from the realization of the interconnectedness and interdependence of humanity within the smallest communities and across the most distant borders. Is not the aim of CSoCD to bring about that more just, that more peaceful, that more tolerant and inclusive society?  And so, we too need a tool. We submit Global Citizenship as this tool for uniting and succeeding in the goal of resolving inequalities, and we call upon those … Read MoreStatements submitted to CSoCD 2019

At the 56th Commission for Social Development 

 “We welcome the theme of the 56th Session of the Commission for Social Development ‘Strategies for eradicating poverty to achieve sustainable development for all.’ In particular, we wish to highlight that poverty and its eradication is political, multidimensional, and is at core a human rights issue, affecting peoples’ civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights”.  Read complete Statement

Implementation of National Floors of Social Protection

(ILO Recommendation 202) is an action orientated policy that if implemented would indeed be that transformative action ‘to ensure that all human beings can fulfill their potential in dignity and equality in a healthy environment.’ (2030 Agenda)  Universal, rights-based social protection is the most sustainable and effective approach towards eradicating poverty, reducing inequalities, and building social inclusion”. Read the complete statement here  “The 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda is built on fundamental values and principles aimed at ensuring that all human beings can fulfill their potential in dignity and equality. Its profound ethical foundation rests on the imperative that no one is left behind and that those who are hardest to … Read MoreImplementation of National Floors of Social Protection

 “Global Citizenship: A conceptual and practical prerequisite to the eradication of poverty.

The Global Citizenship 2030 Coalition is an ad hoc coalition dedicated to the oneness of humanity, working at the United Nations to better the world by affirming the interconnectedness of all and by helping to activate people and institutions to make choices on the basis of common good.  We develop and promote values that can further well-being including inner and outer peace, collaboration, cooperation, partnership and equitable access to resources. The coalition works to manifest for every sentient being the UN’s five core values – peace and security, justice, equality, human dignity, and environmental sustainability. Accordingly, CGC2030 promotes global citizenship as the state of consciousness and being wherein we recognize, relate, … Read More “Global Citizenship: A conceptual and practical prerequisite to the eradication of poverty.

Education for Global Citizenship: A Vital Tool for Strengthening Social Development in the Contemporary World

Oral Statement delivered on behalf of the Coalition on Global Citizenship at the Commission on Social Development 2016. Efforts to achieve goals of the magnitude envisioned in Agenda 2030 will need to secure the commitment and support of the peoples of the world, and meaningfully integrate their contributions into global processes of development. People are at the center of Agenda 2030, and this is a major victory. But we need to find ways to build capacity in growing numbers of people to contribute to these goals, each according to his or her particular circumstances. Identifying as a global citizen begins with the recognition of the oneness of the human family, … Read MoreEducation for Global Citizenship: A Vital Tool for Strengthening Social Development in the Contemporary World

Youth–led Event at CSoCD

We are happy to present “Youth Empowered!  Enabling Youth through Social Protection: Education, Employment and Environment” at the 57th Commission for Social Development (CSoCD). Click on the Program for our event to be held on Tuesday 19 February 2019 at 11.30 am. Led by our Youth Representatives with the collaboration of several from other NGOs, the side event explores how lack of effective and efficient social protection systems is detrimental to youths’ potential and drives inequalities within societies. Above all, they say, we need a healthy planet to begin with. They discuss and give examples of their capacity to respond to environmental challenges.    

Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62)

This year the NGO Office contributed to the Commission with individual and group statements and by co-sponsoring 4 parallel and side events.  Our statements can be read here.   The two side events focused on Human Trafficking from different perspectives.   One, with the Holy See Mission as chief sponsor, drew attention to the work of Religious sisters in the prevention of Human Trafficking and the rescue and empowerment of survivors.  Another event with the NGO Committee to Stop Trafficking in Persons focused on the use of technology.  While the internet is used in the most despicable ways to traffic young girls and women for the sex trade, huge efforts are under … Read MoreCommission on the Status of Women (CSW62)