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Area of representation: Development

The NGO Committee on Social Development

The NGO Committee for Social Development is dedicated to raising awareness and holding discussions on social development issues taken up by the United Nations (UN) System and in particular by the UN Commission for Social Development.

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The Commission on Social Development (CSocD)
The 46th Session Commission for Social Development, 6-15 February, 2008. Theme: Promoting Full Employment and Decent Work.  Documents (e.g., Agenda, Secretary General’s Report, NGO statements, etc.) are available at

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The Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD)

The Commission is supported by the UN Division of Sustainable Development.  The Division provides leadership and is an authoritative source of expertise within the United Nations system on sustainable development. The context for the Division's work is the implementation of Agenda 21, the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation and the Barbados Programme of Action for Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States.

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Millennium Development Goals tracker

This link tracks how and where the world is succeeding or failing in meeting the MDG goals, particularly those on ending poverty. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that the site would, for the first time, present all the information on the goals in one place, allowing closer monitoring and helping identify places in need of greater attention. The site gathers statistics from around the world to give a snapshot of how each country is doing in meeting the eight goals, from cutting infant mortality to reducing hunger.

View the MDG page here.