WYA at the UN: 58th Commission for Social Development

WYA’s advocacy team will be attending meetings at the United Nations Commission for Social Development, taking place at the UN in New York City February 10-19th, 2020. We’ll be updating this page with information as it becomes available. To learn more about the Commission, click our first article.

The Commission for Social Development: The Basics

Whether you’re an international news follower or this is all news to you, this article gives you the key facts you need to know about the Commission and how WYA is representing our members.


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Week 1 at the Commission

We’ve got a quick rundown for you of the events of Week 1 of CSocD, which ran from Feb. 10-14. Check out what went down before the Commission concludes next Wednesday.

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WYA Delivers Statement at Commission for Social Development

WYA was among the civil society organizations which gave statements at the 58th Commission for Social Development on Monday, February 17, 2020.

Click here to read the statement, written and delivered by advocacy fellow Faith Kabora.

Week 2 at the Commission

The Commission concluded partway through the week, but WYA’s coverage continues. We’ve got the highlights for you about what went down in the final three days.

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58th Commission for Social Development concludes with resolution on homelessness

WYA welcomes language in the resolution encouraging Member States to provide dignity education. However, contention over a health paragraph in a separate resolution on economic development in Africa raises concerns over respect for international consensus in reproductive health policies.

Read more WYA’s press release here.