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7th Meeting of the Commission for Social Development, Fifty-fifth Session (1-10 February 2017)
3 Feb 2017 -  The 7th Meeting of the 55th Session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD55) is taking place in New York (1 -10 February 2017) at United Nations Headquarters under the Priority theme: "Strategies for eradicating poverty to achieve sustainable development for all."
Follow-up to the World Summit for Social Development and the twenty-fourth special session of the General Assembly [item 3]
(a) Priority theme: strategies for eradicating poverty to achieve sustainable development for all
The Commission continued its general discussion of sub-item 3 (a) and heard statements by the representatives of Peru, Ghana, Romania, the Republic of Moldov a, Benin and Chile.
Statements were also made by the observers of Nigeria (on behalf of the African Group and in its national capacity), Cameroon, the Philippines, Afghanistan, the Czech Republic, Senegal, Kenya, Botswana, Ukraine, South Africa, Switzerl and, the Netherlands, Mali, Viet Nam and Morocco.
A statement was also made by the representative of the Bilie Human Rights Initiative, a non-governmental organization in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council.
Right of reply
The representative of the Russian Federation made a statement in exercise of the right of reply.
Organization of work
The Vice-Chair (Romania) made a statement.