Civil Society Declaration 2021

The 59th session of the United Nations Commission on Social Development in New York will take place purely digitally, as all events currently do. This also applies to the participation of civil society and the “Civil Society Forum”, in which international organizations discuss the respective topic of the Commission meeting.

This year, the question of the contribution of digital technologies to social justice is at the center of the deliberations. KOLPING INTERNATIONAL is a signatory to the declaration, which states, among other things: “We, the representatives of civil society, are truly confident in the transformational power of a Digital Technology Revolution based on human rights and dignity, and guided by the values of inclusion, equity, security and transparency”.

Dr. Markus Demele, General Secretary of KOLPING INTERNATIONAL, adds: “Access to and training in the use of digital technologies is a key challenge in the coming years. The COVID-19 pandemic impressively demonstrates how crucial a good digital infrastructure is for the educational and professional opportunities of children and young people.”