Implementation of the outcome of the World Summit for Social Development and of the twenty-fourth special session of the General Assembly - 2022 Report

Issue: Poverty Eradication
Category: UN General Assembly Reports on Social Development

In the present report, submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 76/134, the Secretary-General emphasizes the need for decisive national actions and international cooperation to eradicate poverty and achieve the goals of the World Summit for Social Development and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. He examines the multifaceted impacts of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and the conflict in Ukraine on social development and underscores the importance of strengthening global solidarity and multilateral cooperation.

The Secretary-General calls for the further strengthening long-term social policies to enhance people’s capacities for and resilience to future crises, as well as for preserving social spending to support such national policies and strategies to fully implement the 2030 Agenda, leaving no one behind. He presents the outcomes of the sixtieth session of the Commission for Social Development and an analysis of policies to address emerging challenges to social development in order to accelera te the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. He advocates for recommitting to multilateralism to tackle global crises and concludes with policy recommendations for consideration by the General Assembly.