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The Commission for Social Development concluded its fifty-ninth session on 17 February 2021, forwarding four draft resolutions, all without a vote, to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for consideration, including one that addressed this year’s priority theme for the 46-member subsidiary body — the role of digital technologies on social development and the well-being of all.


UN Correspondent Society & Diplomatic Review Gloria Starr Kins Editor in Chief 
 
UN Correspondent Society & Diplomatic Review Editor in Chief Gloria Starr Kins  Attended a closed-door meeting in her own office of mn The Commission for Social Development concluded its fifty-ninth session on 17 February 2021, And published her opinion.
 
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Editor in Chief Gloria Starr Kins said:Multilateralism plays a major role in impacting the way forward for the well-being of everyone. Without working together to improve access to digital technology, too many are left behind. Older persons in particular face a growing digital divide, where access to technology such as telemedicine could be life-saving. As a way forward to building a socially inclusive society, we must make sure older persons are given the necessary education and tools to bridge the digital gap. We must work together in order to make this a reality. How can we create a more socially inclusive society? We’re discussing this right now.
 

 In closing remarks, Commission Chair María del Carmen Squeff (Argentina) thanked delegates and civil society representatives alike for actively participating in open, frank and interactive discussions.  The resolution on the priority issue — “Socially just transition towards sustainable development:  the role of digital technologies on social development and well-being of all” — acknowledges that digital technologies have profoundly transformed global societies.  It also recognizes the digital divide within and among countries, and between generations and genders.

“We need young people to play a leading role in our contemporary society,” she asserted, calling for public action to achieve a transformational recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.  “We need States to be present at a greater degree,” she said.  “We cannot allow a new digital citizenship to be the privilege of the few.”  Digital technologies must be used as both emergency tools and those that provide opportunities for all the world’s people in efforts to create more inclusive, equitable societies.