2 February 2010, 10am – 5pm
2010 marks the 15th anniversary of the Commission for Social Development at the UN, which took place initially in Copenhagen in 1995. This Forum showcases civil society’s views on issues such as social exclusion and integration and aims to create an atmosphere of social inclusion through interactive panels and breakout sessions. Featured speakers include Commission Chairperson, Ambassador Leslie Christian, Permanent Representative from Ghana, as well as representatives of the Club de Madrid’s Shared Societies Project, FES NY Director Werner Puschra. The event also features a presentation of survey results from a recently completed study co-sponsored by DESA-DPSD, the FES, the NGO Committee on Social Development and UN-NGLS to determine the impact of the 2007-2009 financial crisis on Civil Society Organizations.