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UNDESA-DSPD, from 8 August to 5 September 2012, conducted a global online survey to gather inputs for consideration by the 51st session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD), which took place from 6 to 15 February 2013.
The survey enabled the public worldwide to respond to a set of questions that were related to the priority theme of CSocD on "Promoting empowerment of people in achieving poverty eradication, social integration and full employment and decent work for all”.
The responses collected and selected from the first question "Empowerment: What does it mean to you?" was published in a separate booklet.
The ten questions were the following:
When you hear the term "…
This E-publication is based on papers presented at two Expert Group Meetings (jointly organized by DSPD and the ILO) that brought together specialists to undertake a review of progress in eradicating poverty and to analyse policy responses to the global jobs crisis in different countries and regions of the world. It calls for a reorientation of macroeconomic policies from the current heavy emphasis on short-term stability to the promotion of sustained, inclusive and equitable growth. It stresses the need for the integration of social and economic policies to enable the attainment of people-centred development outcomes.
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The objective of the study is to serve as a guiding framework for policymakers, researchers and practitioners interested in developing practical tools for evidence-based policymaking, impact assessment, monitoring and evaluation in the area of social inclusion. It provides guidance on how to develop tools, taking into consideration the historical, cultural and contextual backgrounds of one’s own society.
The study also builds on the work on social indicators that has already been undertaken by many people at local, national, regional and international levels. It is hoped that the study will help to inspire new ideas and to generate innovative approaches.
The present report provides an overview of how civil society organizations (CSOs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) were involved in the work of the 49th Session of the Commission for Social Development, which was held in 2011 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. By highlighting how CSOs and NGOs can be involved in the substantive work of the Commission, the report intends to offer guidance to new NGOs on how to work with the United Nations on social development issues.
The report comprises two main sections relating to the participation of NGOs in the Commission for Social Development.It contains annexes listing the members of the Bureau of the Commission, members of the…
The Policy Notes were developed by UNDESA in cooperation with UNDP, offering practical guidance on how to operationalize: (1) employment-generating macroeconomic policies, (2) inclusive finance for development, (3) public enterprise reform (alternatives to privatization), (4) pro-poor trade policies, (5) investment and technology (industrial) policies, and (6) social policies. The Policy Notes are particularly useful because they focus on critical areas where other sourcebooks and guidelines do not adequately reflect alternative policy options. They were authored by Ha-Joon Chang, CP Chandrasekhar, Murray Gibbs, Mushtaq Khan, Isabel Ortiz and Shari Spiegel (in alphabetical order) and…
This publication provides an overview of the discussions that took place during the International Forum for Social Development, a three-year project undertaken by DESA for the purpose of promoting international cooperation for social development and supporting developing countries and social groups not benefiting from globalization. The outcomes of the meetings that took place during the Forum were also presented orally at the annual sessions of the Commission for Social Development.
The present publication offers an overview of social integration and related concepts, explores the role and principles of participatory dialogue in creating more socially cohesive societies, and provides practical examples of dialogue use and dialogic tools. It also reviews global trends influencing social integration dynamics, and examines what elements are essential to creating societies that are resilient with respect to social tensions/disintegration.
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