United Nations Social Development Network (UNSDN) Online Portal Launched

April 29, 2013
Source: DESA

We are pleased to inform you that the Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD) of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) has launched a new web portal (as a pilot project) called United Nations Social Development Network (UNSDN) to share knowledge and good practices among social development professionals worldwide on ageing, civil society, cooperatives, disability, employment, family, indigenous peoples, poverty, social integration, technology and youth. UNSDN is also uniquely positioned to disseminate information and knowledge produced by the United Nations system in the area of social development, particularly on the three core issues of poverty eradication, employment generation and social integration. UNSDN will act as a major interface between DESA and its partners working in the areas of social development. DESA intends to strengthen its relationships with its partners involved in advancing the global social development agenda.

There is an increasing awareness that knowledge is central to all development efforts as it empowers social actors to find appropriate solutions to their own challenges. By sharing knowledge, the portal aims to assist Member States in the development of policies and practices that promote the goals of the World Summit for Social Development.

We, therefore, invite you to visit the portal and explore how you can contribute to it and engage effectively with DSPD-DESA and the United Nations system as a whole. We want to strengthen our partnership and deliver together on our global commitments. To that end, we very much look forward to your suggestions, feedback and recommendations on the use of this portal and the way forward. 

By working together, we can build more prosperous societies and a more just, equitable and sustainable world!

The portal can be accessed at: http://www.unsdn.org.

Civil Society and Outreach Unit (CSOU)
Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD)
Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)
Email: ngo@un.org
Website: http://social.un.org
United Nations Social Development Network (UNSDN): http://unsdn.org