Civil Society Declaration

In the months leading up to the Commission, the NGO Committee on Social Development facilitates an inclusive process to draft a Civil Society Declaration. This document is a formal input read at the start of the Commission. It attempts to capture Civil Society’s greatest concerns in social development and calls on Member States to respond to these issues. Please click on the following years for past declarations:


Other publications/surveys

NGOCSocD – Grassroots survey on Inequalities 2020: Towards 2030: Grassroots Experiences With Inequalities

NGOCSocD – Grassroots survey on Inequalities 2020 – Special Topic: Housing-Homelessness: NGO CSocD Grassroots survey on Homelessness 

– NGO Committee for Social Development Statement – COVID19 Impact: Further exacerbating inequalities and injustice for people experiencing poverty and homelessness: NGO CSocD Statement

Understanding the Resolution on “Affordable housing and social protection systems for all to address homelessness” (E/CN.5/2020/L.5): Understanding CSocD58 PT Resolution

Understanding the CSocD resolution 2019 “Addressing inequalities and challenges to social inclusion through fiscal, wage and social protection”: Understanding the CSocD Resolution 2019

“Social Protection at the Grassroots Level” : an NGO CSocD Grassroots Survey (2019). NGO CSocD Grassroots Survey Report- PowerPoint 

Grassroots matters: lessons from community-based local economies projects. Grassroots matter – 2016 Report

Grassroots Briefs (2017):

Brief #1-Awareness

Brief #2- Implementation

Brief #3- Partnerships

Grass Root Voices Do Have Choices: Human Rights + Participation = Empowerment (2013)

Can You Hear Us? Voices from around the world in support of the Social Protection Floor Initiative (2012)

Promoting Social Integration Voices from the Grassroots (2011)

Social Integration in Action Stories from the Grassroots (2010)