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Conferences at the United Nations

Collaborative & Innovative


Source:Commission for Social Development (CSocD), 57th Session of the Commission for Social Development

Commission for Social Development (CSoCD)


The Commission for Social Development (CSocD) is one of the ten functional commissions established by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) since 1946 to advise and assist it in carrying its work. The Commission for Social Development consists of 46 members elected by ECOSOC. Since the convening of the World Summit for Social Development in Copenhagen in 1995, the Commission has been the key UN body in charge of the follow-up and implementation of the Copenhagen Declaration and Program of Action. It meets once a year at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City

IVECA Side Event at the CSocD 

Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)


The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. A functional commission of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), it was established by Council resolution 11 of 21 June 1946.

The CSW is instrumental in promoting women’s rights, documenting the reality of women’s lives throughout the world, and shaping global standards on gender equality and the empowerment of women.

IVECA Side Event at the CSW


Source:UN Women/Ryan Brown


ECOSOC Youth Forum


The ECOSOC Youth Forum is an annual initiative of the President of the Council. It has evolved into a key platform where young people can contribute to policy discussions at the United Nations through their collective ideas, solutions and innovations. It gathers hundreds of young people from around the world engaged in intergovernmental policy processes. The 8th Annual Forum will be take place under the theme of ‘Youth: Empowered, Included and Equal’, with specific focus on the SDGs under review at the 2019 High Level Political Forum: 4 (education), 8 (decent jobs), 10 (reducing inequalities), 13 (climate action) and 16 (peace), as well as the various means of implementing the 2030 Agenda.


High Level Political Forum (HLPF)

July & Sep

The establishment of the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) was mandated in 2012 by the outcome document of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), "The Future We Want". The format and organizational aspects of the Forum are outlined in General Assembly resolution 67/290.

The Forum meets annually under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council for eight days, including a three-day ministerial segment and every four years at the level of Heads of State and Government under the auspices of the General Assembly for two days.

IVECA Side Event at the HLPF 


UN-DGC/CSO Conference

May ~ August

The Civil Society Unit of the UN Department of Global Communications (formerly DPI) is the link from the Organization to the approximately 1,500 Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) that are associated with the UN and support its efforts to disseminate information on the priority issues on its agenda, including sustainable development, creating a safer and more secure world, helping countries in transition, empowering women and young people, and addressing poverty, among others. NGOs associated with DGC help build knowledge and support for the Organization at the grassroots level.

IVECA at the UN DPI/NGO Conference

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