50th Commission for Social Development

1 - 10 February 2012 (completed)
Policy session: Poverty eradication

ILO speeches and statements

  1. ILO Statement to the 50th Commission for Social Development

    Promotion of GDP growth alone will not alleviate poverty

    02 February 2012, New York

    The macro agenda must be transformed to include more and broader objectives. An efficient model for growth and decent work at the center requires the integration of macroeconomic policy strategies with employment and social policy.

Focus on: Poverty eradication

Latest ILO reports
Perspectives on Labour Economics for Development
This book seeks to provide a comprehensive, but non-technical, coverage of labour market issues in a developing country context to help policy-makers and other readers improve their capacity to understand these topics and develop appropriate and effective policy responses.

Gender dimensions of agricultural and rural employment: Differentiated pathways out of poverty
This interagency report on the gender dimension of agricultural work was produced by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Labour Office (ILO) following two years of work begun in 2009.

ILO projects
Informal Economy, Poverty and Employment: an Integrated Approach
The project seeks to achieve its broader goal to reduce poverty through improving the quantity and quality of decent work opportunities for women and men in informal economy.

Other ILO materials
World Social Security Report 2010/11:  Providing coverage in times of crisis and beyond
This is the first in a new series of biennial reports that aim to map social security coverage globally, to presenting various methods and approaches for assessing coverage, and to identifying gaps in coverage.

Commission outcomes

  1. Report of the 50th Commission for Social Development

    Report and resolution texts from 50th Commission for Social Development

    10 February 2012

UN reports

  1. Report of the Secretary-General to the 50th Commission for Social Development

    Poverty eradication

    11 November 2011

  2. Note by the Secretary-General to the 50th Commission for Social Development

    Monitoring of the implementation of the Standard Rules on the Equalization of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities

    08 November 2011

  3. Report of the Secretary-General to the 50th Commission for Social Development

    Mainstreaming disability in the development agenda

    07 November 2011

  4. Report of the Secretary-General to the 50th Commission for Social Development

    Second review and appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, 2002

    03 November 2011