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20 to 21 October 2020

Bangkok, Thailand

Virtual

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The sixth session of the Committee on Social Development was conducted from 20 to 21 October 2020. Over the two days, the Committee deliberated on policy solutions to extend comprehensive and inclusive social protection and achieve international and regional commitments on population and development.

The Committee endorsed two key tools to move the social development forward in the region. Firstly, it endorsed the Action Plan to Strengthen Regional Cooperation on Social Protection in Asia and the Pacific. The action plan serves as a shared vision, strategy and platform to promote partnership, peer learning and identify needs for technical assistance. Secondly, to support the full and effective implementation of commitments on population and development, the Committee endorsed the Asia-Pacific Indicator Framework for Voluntary Monitoring of Progress towards the Implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and of the Commitments Contained in the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Population and Development. The framework consists of 85 indicators drawing from the SDGs and other internationally agreed frameworks.

One week prior to the Committee, ESCAP launched its flagship report The Protection We Want: Social Outlook for Asia and the Pacific. Whilst identifying critical gaps in the provision of social protection in the region, the report highlights that achieving universal social protection is achievable and affordable and maps out recommendations towards this.

20 Oct 2020
09:00
10:00
Registration
10:00
12:00
Item 1: Opening of the session

a) Opening statement by ESCAP
b) Election of officers
c) Adoption of the agenda

10:00
12:00
Item 2: Consideration of the Action plan to strengthen regional cooperation on social protection in Asia and the Pacific

a) ESCAP presentation
b) Country dialogue

12:00
14:00
Break
14:00
16:00
Item 3: Consideration of the Asia-Pacific indicator framework

(Agenda Item 2 to be continued if necessary)

Consideration of the draft Asia-Pacific indicator framework for monitoring progress towards the implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and of the commitments contained in the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Population and Development

a) ESCAP presentation
b) Country dialogue

15:05
15:05
21 Oct 2020
09:00
10:00
Registration
10:00
12:00
Item 4: Other matters

(Agenda Item 3 to be continued if necessary)

00:00
02:00
Break
14:00
16:00
Item 5: Adoption of the report of the Committee on its sixth session

Agenda Item 1: Opening of the session

(c) Annotated provisional agenda

ESCAP/CSD/2020/L.1

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Agenda Item 2: Consideration of the draft action plan to strengthen regional cooperation on social protection in Asia and the Pacific

Action plan to strengthen regional cooperation on social protection in Asia and the Pacific

ESCAP/CSD/2020/1

[中文] [English] [Français] [русский]

Agenda Item 3: Consideration of the draft Asia-Pacific indicator framework for monitoring progress towards the implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and of the commitments

Asia-Pacific indicator framework for monitoring progress towards the implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and of the commitments contained in the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration

ESCAP/CSD/2020/2

[中文] [English] [Français] [русский]

Agenda Item 5: Adoption of the report of the Committee on its sixth session

Report of the Committee on Social Development on its sixth session

ESCAP/CSD/2020/3

[中文] [English] [Français] [русский]

Additional Documents: 

Final list of participants

Guide to Participation

Item 2: Consideration of the draft action plan to strengthen regional cooperation on social protection in Asia and the Pacific

Republic of Korea

Item2_ROK_0.pdf

Timor-Leste

Item2_Timor-Leste.pdf

Philippines

Item2_Philippines.pdf

India

Item2_India.pdf

China

Item2_China.pdf

Russian Federation

Item2_Russian_Federation.pdf

Cambodia

Item2_Cambodia.pdf

Bangladesh

Item2_Bangladesh.pdf

Bhutan

Item2_Bhutan.pdf

Iran

Item2_Iran.pdf

Afghanistan (written statement)

Item2_Afghanistan.pdf

International Labour Organization

Item2_ILO.pdf

IFSW

Item 2_IFSW.pdf

Item 3: Consideration of the draft Asia-Pacific indicator framework

Philippines

Item3_Philippines.pdf

Maldives

Item3_Maldives.pdf

China

Item3_China.pdf

India

Item3_India.pdf

Bangladesh

Item3_Bangladesh.pdf

Iran

Item3_Iran.pdf

UNFPA

Item3_UNFPA.pdf

Consolidated statement by CSOs in Asia Pacific

Agenda_Item 3_ APA.pdf

ARROW

Item3_ARROW.pdf

APCOM

Item3_APCOM.pdf

for more information, please contact

Social Development Division +66 2288 1234 [email protected]