Social Work Day at the United Nations, April 3rd 2023 - Program

Creating a More Inclusive World: Overcoming Barriers to EnABLE Environments

Monday, April 3, 2023
10 a.m. – Noon EST
ECOSOC Chamber, United Nations, NY City

Working towards eliminating social barriers and promoting the empowerment of persons with disabilities figures prominently on social workers’ agendas worldwide. An inaccessible or inadequate physical environment often undermines the ability of persons with disabilities to participate meaningfully in society, becoming an obvious impediment and contributing to social discrimination and exclusion.

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Virtual Side-event: Addressing inequality predicament: trade-offs and the quest for decent employment, poverty reduction and social inclusion

February 7, 2023, 9:45am- 11am EST

The side-event conceived as a panel discussion takes place during the 61st session of the Commission for Social Development. The event aims to explore the interrelationship and mutual connections between efforts to reduce inequality and access to decent employment, along with poverty reduction and social inclusion. While inequality trends differ from one country to another and the moves towards less inequality cannot be expected to be bring positive outcomes automatically, the integrated approach to policy-making can make a difference.

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