look backwards & assess the present: review implementation of the Copenhagen commitments between 1995 and 2000 (go to WSSD+5)
look forward: identify new strategies to achieve the goals agreed at the Social Summit in 1995, and address emerging issues (in this section).
Currently, the list of strategies & issues being discussed is rather extensive:
Globalization: guidelines on the social responsibilities of business; refocusing macroeconomic policies; guidelines for policies aiming to collect sufficient revenue to pay for national social services, social protection and other social policies in the context of globalization; effective forms of international cooperation and coordination of taxation policy between countries so as to contain tax competition;
Social security (financial security, their health, and personal safety): principles of socio-economic policy for responding to financial crises; management of national social protection systems;
Mandating several new global action plans is being discussed, such as on: full employment in an integrating world; achieving access to education for all by 2015; achieving access to basic health services for all by 2015;
Furthermore, discussions focus on
a global target for poverty eradication;
procedures and institutions for social dialogue;
gender mainstreaming and promoting gender equality nationally and internationally;
support for activities to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS;
debt relief for the heavily indebted low-income countries;
reversing the current decline in ODA;
standardization of development indicators.