The 55th Session of the Commission for Social Development was held in New York from 1 to 10 February 2017 at United Nations Headquarters under the priority theme “Strategies for eradicating poverty to achieve sustainable development for all”.

Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world were invited to attend the session.

The Russian delegation was headed by Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation Alexey Сherkasov. He made a speech on the priority theme of the session.

The Russian delegation also included representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation.