Commission for Social Development 2021 (CsocD59)
The priority theme of the 59th Session promoted by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs is “Socially just transition towards sustainable development: the role of digital technologies on social development and well-being of all.” Learn more.
Side-event | Concept
Children are remarkably resilient and, with an appropriate support during early childhood, they can navigate difficult situations. The exposure to instability and stress challenges parents’ ability to provide for their children in emergency settings. Information Communication Technologies (ICT) can provide invaluable support, and play an important role in solving problems in humanitarian crises. However, multiple questions remain unanswered about how to use ITC in ways that are ethical and equitable, while balancing effectiveness, efficiency, security, and privacy considerations. It is time to answer these questions, and support uprooted children hopefully also thanks to a “mouse”.
Side-event | About
- Danielle De La Fuente—Founder and Executive Director of Amal Alliance
“Education disrupted: Reimagining learning during the pandemic”
- Niels Peter Rygaard—Co-founder and CEO Fairstart Foundation and APA 2020 Award for Internatinal Humanitarian Work
“How can governments and NGOs cooperate to improve the mental health and education of abandoned children?”
- Isabel Cristina Granada Garces—Senior Sector Specialist, Migration Initiative, Inter-American Development Bank
“Piloting digital solutions for migrant children in Colombia, Peru and Brazil”
- Aaron Meyerson—Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Broadband, New York City Mayor’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer
“The NYC Internet Master Plan and bridging the digital divide”
- Charlotte Jenner—UNHCR Communications and Reporting Officer
- The World Organization for Early Childhood Education (OMEP),
- The Federation of American Women’s Clubs Overseas (FAWCO),
- The NGO Committee on Migration, and
- The Early Childhood Peace Consortium (ECPC).