Mission & Vision & Goals of NGO CSocD


“To live is to choose.

But to choose well, you must
know who you are and what
you stand for, where you want
to go and why you want to
get there.”

Former UN Secretary-General  Kofi Annan


This plan sets out the direction for the advocacy work of NGO CSocD from 2022-2025. It is the result of consultation with our Committee Members, Executive Committee, and external organizations who have shared their dreams and concerns about the future of the Commission for Social Development.

The strategic plan aims to promote creativity, inclusivity, and engagement with the Members, grassroots, and civil society.

the Strategic Plan Builds On The Existing Work Of Past Committees And Has Evolved Over Many Years.

NGO CSocD Advocacy Priorities

Investing in social protections, education, peace building initiatives, and policy infrastructures that work to eradicate poverty and reduce longstanding inequalities and injustices.

Ensuring that those furthest left behind, like women and girls, Indigenous and rural communities, youth, those with disabilities, migrants/refugees/IDPs, older persons, and other underrepresented groups are involved in the development and implementation of social protection policies and programs.

Upholding and renewing the principles of the Copenhagen Declaration for Sustainable Development and its Program of Action (especially as it relates to social cohesion and inclusion which is uniquely an integral part of this docu- ment), as well as update the text to include more ‘People and Planet’-centered language on natural disasters and environmental/climate concerns.

Contributing to the UN Secretary-General’s call for a renewed social contract by engaging in the World Social Summit in 2025 to accelerate equitable development and restructure international institutions as means of reinvigorating multilateralism.

In line with the priority theme for CSocD61 and the Copenhagen Declaration, promoting full, safe, productive employment and decent work for all – including those in vulnerable, informal, and care sectors who have been traditionally excluded from policies, formal labor markets, and the global economy.

Reforming the Commission for Social Development structure, negotiations, and methods of work to be both more inclusive of concerns at the grassroots level and to make better use of the Commission for Member States and other stakeholders alike.

Forming and strengthening partnerships between Member States, civil society, and the UN, including through involvement in the preparations for future summits and Commissions i.e., holding regular dialogues on the modalities of the World Social Summit and the Commission for Social Development.

Gathering data and conducting research to better understand socioeconomic trends, public opinion, and potential solutions to the issues identified in the Our Common Agenda Report.






Let’s put people at the centre of development and pledge to make the eradication of poverty, full employment, and social integration the overriding objectives of development.