Civil Society Forum – Copenhagan + 15: Achieving a Society for All

Social Inclusion Policy Informed by Good Practice - A Civil Society Perspective

The Civil Society Forum was held on February 2, 2010, the day prior to the opening of the Commission for Social Development.  Shirely O’Sullivan was a member of the panel.   Other panel members from left to right: Edwin M, John, Neighbourhood Community Network, India; Shirley O’Sullivan, Cork Social Housing, Ireland; Joan Burke, Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, (Moderator) Beatriz Merino, Ombudswoman of Peru and Clem McCartney, Club de Madrid.   Shirley noted that “discrimination and lack of enforced rights were the dominant causes of poverty and social exclusion.”   You can read all the responses to the NGO Committee for Social Development’s Survey on Good Practices for Social Integration / Inclusion by clicking here http://ngosocdev.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/master-1-original-_nov-24th-2009_-revised.pdf   Collected the NGO Committee for Social Development with the support of the UnitedNations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (NGLS)   November 24 th, 2009.  Read about Cork Social Housing Forum http://www.corksocialhousingforum.com/news1.html and the response of the Cork Social Housing  to the United Nations on the issue of Social Integration – Building Communities towards an intetgrated society – a recognized and chosen good practice. http://www.corksocialhousingforum.com/CSHF_Social_Response_Nov_09.pdf

 
 
The Good Shepherd Internation Justice Peace Team attending the Commission for Social Development:  Winifred Doherty, NGO Representative to the UN; Marie Helene Halligon (France);  Shirley O’Sullivan (Ireland); Barbara O’Carroll (USA) and Yolanda Sanchez (Columbia)

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