Commission for Social Development Civil Society Forum

Tuesday, February 8, 2011, 10:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
New York, UNHQ-North Lawn Building

Each year the NGO Committee conducts a Forum, based on the theme to be addressed by the UN Commission for Social Development at its annual meeting.  The priority theme of the 49th Session of the Commission is “Poverty Eradication: Human dignity Demands It.” Coming less than five months after the MDG Summit last September, the Commission will be an opportunity for governments and civil society to engage yet again on effective policies and practices that lead to poverty reduction. During the Forum, the focus is set on three approaches which are regarded as effective in reducing poverty: debt cancellation, microfinance (Pros and Cons) and decent work.

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