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Division for Social Policy and Development
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The Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD) is part of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) of the United Nations Secretariat. The Division seeks to strengthen international cooperation for social development, particularly in the areas of poverty eradication, productive employment and decent work and the social inclusion of older persons, youth, family, persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples, persons in situations of conflict and other groups or persons marginalized from society and development.

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Conferences Organized by this organization
International Day of Persons with Disabilities 01 December, 2017
International Day for the Eradication Poverty 17 October, 2017
International Day of Older Persons 01 October, 2017
Commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of the Adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 13 September, 2017
International Youth Day 12 August, 2017
International Day of the Indigenous Peoples 09 August, 2017
Eighth Session of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing 05 - 07 July, 2017
International Day of Cooperatives 04 July, 2017
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 15 June, 2017
International Albinism Awareness Day 13 June, 2017
International Day of Families 15 May, 2017
World Autism Awareness Day 02 April, 2017
World Down Syndrome Day 21 March, 2017
Consultation on Indigenous Peoplesĺ Participation at the UN 27 - 28 February, 2017
World Day of Social Justice 20 February, 2017
International Day of Women and Girls in Science 11 February, 2017
International Human Solidarity Day 20 December, 2016
10th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 03 December, 2016
Expert Group Meeting on The Cooperative Sector as a Partner in the Implementation of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development 16 - 17 November, 2016
International Day for the Eradication Poverty 17 October, 2016
International Day of Older Persons 01 October, 2016
9th anniversary of the adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 13 September, 2016
International Youth Day 12 August, 2016
International Day of the Worldĺs Indigenous Peoples 09 August, 2016
International Day of Cooperatives 04 July, 2016
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 15 June, 2016
International Albinism Awareness Day 13 June, 2016
Panel discussion on accessible tourism and inclusive and sustainable development for all 17 May, 2016
International Day of Families 15 May, 2016
World Autism Awareness Day 02 April, 2016
International Expert Group Meeting on Indigenous Languages 19 - 21 January, 2016
International Day of Persons with Disabilities 03 December, 2015
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 17 October, 2015
International Day of Older Persons 01 October, 2015
International Youth Day 12 August, 2015
International Day of the Worldĺs Indigenous Peoples 10 August, 2015
International Day of Cooperatives 04 July, 2015
8th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 09 - 11 June, 2015
Workshop on incorporating economic and environmental perspectives in social policy-making 03 - 04 June, 2015
Regional training workshop on ôEvidence-based policies on Youth Development in the Caribbeanö 02 - 04 June, 2015
High-Level Event of the President of the GA marking the 20th Anniversary of the World Programme of Action for Youth to highlight Youth Priorities in the Post-2015 Development Agenda 29 May, 2015
Expert group meeting in preparation for the 54th session of the Commission for Social Development 19 - 20 May, 2015
International Day of Families 15 May, 2015
Realizing a disability-inclusive post-2015 disaster risk reduction strategy 14 - 18 March, 2015
Expert Group Meeting and Capacity-building Workshop on The Role of Cooperatives in Sustainable Development: Contributions, Challenges and Strategies 08 - 10 December, 2014
Technical workshop on ôEvidence-based Policies on Youth Development in Sub-Saharan Africaö 03 - 05 December, 2014
World Autism Awareness Day 02 April, 2014
52nd Session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD) 11 - 21 February, 2014
First international expert group meeting on indigenous peoples' sexual health and reproductive rights 15 - 17 January, 2014
International Day of Persons with Disabilities 03 December, 2013
Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on Neglect, Abuse and Violence of Older Women 05 - 07 November, 2013
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 17 October, 2013
International Day of Older Persons 01 October, 2013
International Youth Day 12 August, 2013
International Day of the World's Indigenous People 09 August, 2013
Google+ Hangout on youth migration and development 06 March, 2013
International Expert Group Meeting on Indigenous Youth 29 - 31 January, 2013
International Day of Persons with Disabilities 03 December, 2012
Closing events for the International Year of Cooperatives 19 - 20 November, 2012
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 17 October, 2012
International Day of Older Persons 01 October, 2012
Fifth session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 12 - 14 September, 2012
High-level expert group meeting on ┐Promoting people┐s empowerment in achieving poverty eradication, social integration and full employment and decent work for all┐ 10 - 12 September, 2012
Expert group meeting on ┐Harnessing the Cooperative Advantage to Build a Better World┐ 04 - 05 September, 2012
Third substantive session of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing 21 - 24 August, 2012
International Youth Day 12 August, 2012
International Day of the World┐s Indigenous People 09 August, 2012
International Day of Cooperatives 07 July, 2012
Panel Discussion on ┐Cooperatives and the Role of Information and Communication Technologies┐ 06 June, 2012
Expert Group Meeting on Good Practices in Family Policy Making 15 - 17 May, 2012
Eleventh Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues 07 - 18 May, 2012
50th Session of the Commission for Social Development 01 - 10 February, 2012
Interactive dialogues on the International Year of Cooperatives 2012 01 - 02 February, 2012
International Day of Persons with Disabilities 02 December, 2011
Inter-Agency Technical Meeting on Broadening Coherence and Collaboration for Rural Development through Employment and Decent Work 14 - 15 November, 2011
Global Launch of the International Year of Cooperatives 31 October, 2011
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 17 October, 2011
International Day of Older Persons 06 October, 2011
Fourth session of the Conference of States Parties 07 - 09 September, 2011
International Youth Day 12 August, 2011
International Day of the World's Indigenous People 09 August, 2011
Second Session of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing 01 - 04 August, 2011
High-Level Meeting on Youth 25 - 26 July, 2011
International Day of Cooperatives 02 July, 2011
Seminar on Disability and Economics: The nexus between disability, education and employment 01 July, 2011
Panel Discussion on Sport as a tool for development: Using Sport to Foster the Inclusion and Well-Being of Persons with Disabilities 27 June, 2011
Expert Group Meeting on ┐The Challenge of Building Employment for a Sustainable Recovery┐ 23 - 24 June, 2011
High-Level Expert Group Meeting on poverty eradication 20 - 22 June, 2011
Expert Group Meeting on assessing family policies 01 - 03 June, 2011
Youth briefing sessions highlighting Indigenous Issues and Youth 19 May, 2011
10th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) 16 - 27 May, 2011
International Day of Families 15 May, 2011
The first substantive session of the Open-ended Working Group on strengthening the protection of human rights of older persons 18 - 21 April, 2011
International Year of Youth: Briefing session on Youth Participation 12 April, 2011
49th Session of the Commission for Social Development 09 - 18 February, 2011
United Nations Commission for Social Development - 49th Session 09 - 18 February, 2011
International Expert Group Meeting on Indigenous Peoples and Forests 12 - 14 January, 2011
International Day of Persons with Disabilities 03 December, 2010
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 17 October, 2010
International Day of Older Persons 07 October, 2010
Third session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 01 - 03 September, 2010
International Year of Youth 12 August, 2010
International Day of the World's Indigenous People 09 August, 2010
International Day of Cooperatives 03 July, 2010
National Workshop to finalize a National Policy and Plan of Action for Older Persons 28 - 30 June, 2010
Ninth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues 19 - 30 April, 2010
World Day of Social Justice 18 February, 2010
48th Session of the Commission for Social Development 03 - 12 February, 2010
International Expert Group Meeting on Indigenous Peoples: Development with Culture and Identity 12 - 14 January, 2010
International Day of Persons with Disabilities 03 December, 2009
Eighth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues 18 - 29 May, 2009
47th Session of the Commission for Social Development 04 - 13 February, 2009
7th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues 21 April - 02 May, 2008
46th Session Commission for Social Development 06 - 15 February, 2008
2007: 45th Session of the Commission 07 - 16 February, 2007
2006: 5th Session of the Forum 15 - 26 May, 2006
2006: 44th Session of the Commission 08 - 17 February, 2006
2005: 10th year review: 43rd Session of the Commission 09 - 18 February, 2005

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