We create spaces for civil society participation.

We organise the Civil Society Forum in conjunction with the UN commission for social development, participating in the commission itself, advocating associated events, which put Civil Societies, UN Agencies and the Member States mission in conversation.

Our work in Subcommittees

Grassroots Task Force

The purpose of the Grassroots Task Force is to bring the voices of those at the grassroots around the world into UN deliberations on matters important to social development. The Task Force conducts surveys to gather data from projects and programs in local communities and rural areas in diverse countries. Usually, the surveys focus on themes set for the sessions of the UN Commission for Social Development. The data is shared with member states, the UN Secretariat and other NGOs through published reports and sponsored side events at UN meetings. Task Force members rotate chairing and taking notes each meeting.

Education Subcommittee

The Education subcommittee focuses its work on educating ourselves and our membership on the Commission’s priority theme, selecting and sharing relevant readings and research, and inviting issue-specific guest speakers at every monthly meeting.

Advocacy Subcommittee

The advocacy subcommittee brings together members who are interested in reaching out to Member States to influence ongoing work on resolutions, especially during the Commission on Social Development. Concretely, the advocacy subcommittee convenes monthly meetings to prepare draft statements on current events or in relation to the theme of the Commission, prepare talking points and position papers to be shared with the UN system and Member States during Mission visits.In the last two years, the subcommittee also prepared draft resolutions to influence the outcome of the Commission on Social Development.

Social Media Committee

The NGO Committee for Social Development uses communication platforms through social media to amplify our message, improve real time information dissemination and expand our reach. These accounts are managed by current committee members, and views published reflect the committee’s position on topics/issues referenced. Read more about us on our Website and social media pages by clicking below links.

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.