Foley Hoag Attorney Christina Hioureas to Participate at United Nations' CSocD55

February 2, 2017

Foley Hoag LLP counsel and United Nations practice chair Christina Hioureas will participate in a panel discussion on February 2, 2017 as part of the 55th session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD55), being held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. 

Hioureas will speak on the "Defense of Land and Water as a Strategy to Eradicate Poverty” panel, which will address issues faced by communities as well as diplomatic, political and legal solutions to ensuring access to water. 

Hioureas is a member of Foley Hoag's International Litigation and Arbitration Department, and is resident in the firm's New York office. She represents States, private and State-owned entities, and individuals on international disputes and public international law matters, and also advises States on matters before the United Nations and its bodies.

The CSocD is the key United Nations body in charge of the follow up and implementation of the Copenhagen Declaration and Programme of Action. Its purpose is to advise the United Nations' Economic and Social Council on social policies of a general character and on all matters in the social field not covered by the specialized inter-governmental agencies. Since 2006, the Commission has taken up key social development themes as part of its follow up to the outcome of the Copenhagen Summit.


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