The Commission for Social Development is about…. Social Development! We follow, participate and attend this Commission as part of our work at the United Nations.
This Commission keeps track of social issues and groups that require attention for the last 24 years, since the Social Summit held in Copenhagen in 1995. As a result of this Summit a Plan of Action was created to help ensure positive social development worldwide. Since 2015, the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) give us a wide spectrum of areas to focus on and, with that, the awareness of those who are being left behind.
This year inequalities resounded loud and clear. Inequalities increase social exclusion and with time, lead to serious social conflict. The Commission dealt with some ways in which this situation may be alleviated.
Balanced fiscal policies and wage policies are essential for social equity. Social Protection systems are considered a positive force in improving the situation of vulnerable people and providing them with a stepping stone to a better standard of living.