UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)

For Inclusion. For Equality. For People

Your Voice Matters: Join our e-Discussion on Innovation and Technology "For Inclusion. For Equality. For People"

As part of promoting the 20th Anniversary of the 1995 World Summit for Social Development and the adoption of the Copenhagen Declaration and Programme of Action, The UNDESADivision for Social Policy and Development (DSPD) launched a yearlong campaign called "For Inclusion. For Equality. For People". The campaign, which is part of the wider "2015 Time for Global Action" campaign, aims to highlight the importance of unity and the need to put people at the centre of the development agenda, leaving no on behind.

To promote this month’s theme on "Innovation and Technology", UNDESA DSPD is launching an e-Discussion on "How could the international community facilitate knowledge sharing and access to new technologies and innovation to all social groups, including youth, older persons, persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples, as well as vulnerable groups such as people living in rural and remote areas and people living in poverty?".
The objective of the discussion is to show how innovation and technologies can provide an essential enabling environment for empowerment of all, especially people living in vulnerable situations. In order to bridge the digital divide, we need to ensure that no one is left behind and all people benefit from new technologies to improve their lives.

Your responses will help UNDESA DSPD review the role of Innovation and Technology in the post-2015 Development Agenda with a focus on the social dimensions of sustainable development. Also, your responses might be featured in our website and social media platforms!

The e-Discussion will take place from 11 March to 31 March 2015. Please sign in at the end of this web page: http://bit.ly/unsdn-innovationtechnology and join our discussion using "Disqus" online system.
Please visit unsdn.org/forpeople and join the conversation! Use #Action2015 and #ForPeople


Study Update

Documenting Contributions of Civil Society Organisations to the Well-Being of Families to observe the Twentieth Anniversary of the International Year of the Family 2014

Submitted by: Peter CROWLEY, Ph.D., Vienna NGO Committee on the Family in cooperation with the Focal Point on the Family, Division for Social Policy and Development, (DSPD), Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) of the United Nations Secretariat

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UN DESA E/CN.5/2014/NGO/11 - November 2013

Commission for Social Development
Fifty-second session
11th -21st February 2014

"Empowerment for everyday competencies to eradicate poverty and to achieve social integration, full employment and decent work for all"

Statement submitted by International Federation for Home Economics, a non-governmental organisation in special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council

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The statements are being edited and translated into the six official UN languages.

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