United Nations Commission for Social Development (CSocD)

Commission des Nations Unies du développement social

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Established by resolution 10 (II) of E-XE3377 - ECOSOC. Following reappraisal of the role of the Commission in 1961 and 1966, current name was adopted to clarify its role as a preparatory and advisory body of ECOSOC. In its resolution 50/161 of 22 Dec 1995, the General Assembly of A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN) decided that the General Assembly, ECOSOC and the Commission should constitute a three-tiered intergovernmental process in the follow-up to the implementation of the Copenhagen (Denmark) Declaration on Social Development and Programme of Action of the World Summit for Social Development. In ECOSOC resolution 1996/7, additional terms of reference were adopted.


Advise the Council on policies of a general character, in particular on all matters in the social field not covered by the specialized inter-governmental agencies. As of resolution 380J (XXXII) of 1961, priority is given to the establishment of social objectives and programme priorities and social research in areas affecting social and economic development.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced Inequality



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