UN Commission on Social Development opens with focus on growing inequality
The 2014 session of the Commission for Social Development opened on 11 February against a backdrop of a weak global economic recovery, harsh fiscal austerity measures, and continued unemployment.

“Our attention should be given first and foremost to the issue of inequality, which in many case, is a major cause for social turbulence worldwide,” said Mr. Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, at the opening session.

It was also mentioned that the 2014 ECOSOC Annual Ministerial Review will focus on addressing on-going and emerging challenges in meeting the Millennium Development Goals and in defining the sustainable development gains in the future.

The Commission will run at UN Headquarters in New York through 21 February.

More information: http://undesadspd.org/CommissionforSocialDevelopment.aspx

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