As part of the preparations for the thirtieth anniversary of the International Year of the Family, the Secretary-General focuses on the analysis of urbanization and migration trends and their impacts on families and family-oriented policies. He furthermore describes the current state of preparations for the observance of the anniversary at all levels.
General Assembly (GA)
The General Assembly is one of the six main organs of the United Nations, the only one in which all Member States have equal representation: one nation, one vote. All 193 Member States of the United Nations are represented in this unique forum to discuss and work together on a wide array of international issues covered by the UN Charter, such as development, peace and security, international law, etc. In September, all the Members meet in the General Assembly Hall in New York for the annual General Assembly session.
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The report provides a review of the progress, gaps and challenges in inclusive social development policies and programmes to address homelessness, given the socioeconomic impacts of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The specific challenges faced by disadvantaged groups are discussed. The report shows that, while knowledge of and policies on homelessness are improving, substantial efforts are still needed. Notwithstanding homelessness concerns in developed and developing economies, the report serves to highlight global contrasts, along with the convergence of issues and strategies. In the report, the Secretary-General proposes possible indicators for social protection and access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing in the aftermath of COVID-19.
The report provides an update on progress made since 2015 towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular its aspects of relevance to older persons and population ageing. The report highlights key issues and challenges in the full and effective inclusion of older persons in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It also features selected work carried out by the Inter-Agency Group on Ageing. Key recommendations for consideration by Member States are set out in the concluding section.
In the present report, the Secretary-General stresses the need to regain lost ground and strengthen national actions and international cooperation to achieve the goals and objectives of the World Summit for Social Development and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. He reviews the progress made since 1995, examines the current state of play and highlights global challenges to social development. In this context, the Secretary-General calls upon Member States to commit to bold and transformative actions to revive progress and outlines policies and programmes to address the rise in extreme poverty and food insecurity, the lack of access to quality education and energy and the shortage of employment and decent work around the world. He also presents the outcomes of the sixty-first…
The report provides an overview of progress achieved in implementing the resolution, with a focus on intergenerational solidarity and partnerships, food security and sustainable consumption, and inclusive development through sport, culture and recreation, in the context of building back better from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Input for the report was requested from Member States, United Nations entities and youth organizations. It concludes with key recommendations for consideration by the Assembly.
The report outlines key policies and actions that can assist cooperatives in realizing their full potential for supporting Member States to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, including by providing decent jobs, advancing poverty eradication and promoting environmental sustainability. The report uses the entrepreneurial ecosystem approach as an analytical framework for reporting on the implementation of resolution 76/135 and providing guidelines that Member States may wish to adopt in supporting cooperatives as sustainable and successful business enterprises.
The report includes an analysis of the role of social inclusion and social integration in combating multidimensional poverty with a focus on specific groups, in particular children, women, youth, persons with disabilities, older persons, migrants and Indigenous Peoples. The report concludes with key recommendations for consideration by the Assembly.
In the present report, the Special Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous Peoples, José Francisco Calí Tzay, focuses on the theme “Tourism and the rights of Indigenous Peoples”, analysing best practices and challenges in the promotion and respect of the rights of Indigenous Peoples to achieve positive community-based sustainable tourism outcomes.
Population ageing signals humankind’s extraordinary collective success in improving living conditions for billions of people around the world. The present note examines the economic and social implications of the process of population ageing and presents policy recommendations to manage this global trend equitably. The note presents the main findings of the World Social Report 2023: Leaving No One Behind in an Ageing World.