Joint High-level Informal meeting of General Assembly and Economic and Social Council to commemorate 25th Anniversary of World Summit for Social Development

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Informal High-level Meeting of the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council to commemorate the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the World Summit for Social Development (WSSD + 25).

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The General Assembly, in its resolution 74/122, decided to devote one high-level meeting of the General Assembly, within existing resources, at its seventy-fifth session, in 2020, to the commemoration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the World Summit for Social Development, in order to celebrate the progress made so far and to further strengthen the role of social development beyond 2020, and requests the President of the General Assembly to conduct consultations with Member States in order to determine the modalities for that meeting.

In the same resolution, the General Assembly also invited the Economic and Social Council and the Commission for Social Development to give appropriate consideration to the commemoration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the World Summit by organizing a meeting during the regular programme of work of the substantive session of the Council and a half-day meeting during the fifty-eighth session of the Commission, within existing resources. Due to COVID-19 implications, ECOSOC postponed the commemoration to a later date.

At the Ministerial Forum convened during the 58th session of the Commission for Social Development (Feb. 2020), Member States reaffirmed that the visions, principles, and commitments made at the World Summit for Social Development (Copenhagen, March 1995) remain valid today, and are even more critical to address emerging global challenges, such as widening inequality, changing population dynamics, the ongoing effects of climate change and natural disasters, rapid technological change and its impact on the future of work. These challenges, compounding existing obstacles for social development, have significant impact on the abilities of Governments to achieve the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals.

The twenty-fifth anniversary of the World Summit for Social Development is an opportunity to reset inclusive social policies, based on the lessons learned, including during the COVID-19 crisis, and to help countries build back better with greater resilience to meet the future challenges for achieving Sustainable Development Goals for all.

Opening of the meeting
Statements by PGA, Pdt ECOSOC, SG, USG DESA, PR Argentina, former President of Croatia (video)
Representatives of 5 regional groups
Closing remarks by PGA
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