Civil Society Forum

In Preparation for the 50th Session of the Commission for Social Development The NGO Committee for Social Development
invites you to the
Civil Society Forum
Co-sponsored by:
United Nations’ DESA’s Division of Social Policy and Development
The Social Protection Floor Initiative
“Universal access to basic social protection and social services is
necessary to break the cycle of poverty and reduce inequality and social
exclusion. A basic social protection floor is affordable; its benefits need to
be weighed against the potentially high human, social and economic costs
of not investing in social protection.”
“The Global Social Crisis: Report on the World Social Situation 2011”
UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs Publication, 2011
January 31, 2012
10 AM – 4 PM
Conference Room 4, North Lawn Building
UN Headquarters, New York.
Register at
Registration for this Forum also requires pre-registration for the Commission at:
This Civil Society Forum is offered in preparation for the Commission on Social Development –
February 1st – 10th, 2012 at the United Nations HQ, NY and the UN Conference on Sustainable
Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 4-6, 2012



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