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43rd Session of Commission for Social Development

10-year review of the implementation of the Copenhagen Declaration and Programme of Action and the outcome of the 24th special session of the General Assembly


Final Report on the Forty Third Session of the Commission for Social Development, E/CN.5/2005/7
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The Commission on Social Development, concluding its annual session today, recommended a draft text to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for adoption, which would have the Commission organize its work in a series of two-year action-oriented cycles on implementation of internationally agreed commitments to advance social development, including review and policy segments, beginning in 2007.

The draft decision presented by the Commission Chairman would also have the Commission include review and policy segments in its implementation cycles, and continue to review plans and programmes of action pertaining to social groups, including in relation to the priority theme.  Also by the text, the review of implementation of relevant conference outcomes -- the Copenhagen Declaration and Programme of Action and the outcome of the twenty-fourth special session of the General Assembly -- would emphasize increased exchange of national, regional and international experiences, focused and interactive dialogues among experts and practitioners, and sharing of best practices and lessons learned.

Two draft resolutions on persons with disabilities were also approved today by consensus –- including a text, as orally revised, on the drafting of the convention on disability, and another, as orally amended, on the promotion of equalization of opportunities by, for and with persons with disabilities and protection of their human rights.  A draft submitted by the “Group of 77” developing countries and China on the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) was also recommended for adoption by ECOSOC. Latest Press Release.

Members of the Bureau

Function Name Country
H.E. Mr. Dumisani Shadrack Kumalo
South Africa
H.E. Mr. Ewald Wensley Limon
Mr. Hossein Moeini Meybodi
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Mr. Octavian Stamate (Rapporteur)
Ms. Gerda Vogl


arrow High Level Round Tables on eradication of poverty, promoting full employment, fostering social integration on 10 February 2005.  | English | French | Spanish |

Chair’s Summary of the High-level Roundtable Discussions
Roundtable 1: Eradication of Poverty - Conclusions
Roundtable 2: Promoting Full Employment - Conclusions
Roundtable 3: Fostering Social Integration - Conclusions

arrow Panel Discussions:

bullrt Panel Discussion with ILO, World Bank and IMF - Summary

bullrt Panel Discussion
with Executive Secretaries of the Regional Commissions on regional perspective on the implementation of WSSD and outcome of the 24th special session of the GA - Summary

bullrt Summary of the Panel Discussion on Youth