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19 Jun 2018 description

New York 19 June 2018 As delivered

Your Excellency Vice-President Mattila,

As delivered Distinguished delegates. Ladies and gentlemen,

Mr. Vice President, thank you very much for your opening remarks and for your excellent leadership in overseeing the Humanitarian Affairs Segment of ECOSOC. I also thank the President of ECOSOC and the ECOSOC Bureau members for their support. And I take the opportunity to acknowledge the co-facilitators, Switzerland and Zambia, for their stewardship of this year’s ECOSOC humanitarian resolution.

24 May 2013 description

HR/5135

Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
Twelfth Session
7th Meeting (PM)

Member States , Intergovernmental Organizations, United Nations Agencies Weigh in on Relationship between Governments, Pastoralists

11 Jan 2012 description

ECOSOC/6490

Economic and Social Council 2012 Organizational Session 1st Meeting (PM)

Miloš Koterec of Slovakia Elected President for New Session; Says Sustainable Development, Post-2015 Development Architecture Critical Themes for Year Ahead

20 May 2011 description

ECOSOC/6480
NGO/723

Committee on NGOs
24th & 25th Meetings (AM & PM)

Completing its fourth day of the resumed 2011 session, the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) today recommended special consultative status for 25 entities to the Economic and Social Council, and postponed consideration of 26 additional groups until the Committee receive answers to its outstanding questions.

25 May 2010 description

Summary

The present report has been prepared pursuant to General Assembly resolution 46/182, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report annually to the Assembly and the Economic and Social Council on the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance. The report is also submitted in response to General Assembly resolutions 63/147 and 64/76 and Economic and Social Council resolution 2009/3.

The report describes the major humanitarian trends and challenges over the past year and analyses two thematic issues of current concern: operating in high-risk …

20 Jul 2009 description

The Economic and Social Council this morning opened its Humanitarian Affairs Segment, holding a general discussion on strengthening the coordination of humanitarian assistance: present challenges and their impact on the future.

Tiina Intelmann, Vice-President of the Economic and Social Council, introducing the Humanitarian Affairs Segment on strengthening the coordination of humanitarian assistance: present challenges and their impact on the future, said humanitarian practitioners feared that hundreds of millions more would be in need of humanitarian assistance in the coming few years.

28 May 2009 description

Assemblée générale
Soixante-quatrième session
Point 71 a) de la liste préliminaire*
Renforcement de la coordination de l'aide
humanitaire et des secours en cas de catastrophe
fournis par les organismes des Nations Unies,
y compris l'assistance économique spéciale :
renforcement de la coordination de l'aide humanitaire
d'urgence fournie par les organismes des Nations Unies

Conseil économique et social
Session de fond de 2009
Genève, 6-31 juillet 2009
Point 5 de l'ordre du jour provisoire**

28 May 2009 description

General Assembly
Sixty-fourth session Item 71 (a) of the preliminary list*
Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including special economic assistance: strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations

Economic and Social Council
Substantive session of 2009
Geneva, 6-31 July 2009
Item 5 of the provisional agenda**

30 May 2008 description

General Assembly
Sixty-third session
Item 68 (a) of the preliminary list*
Strengthening of the coordination of
humanitarian and disaster relief assistance
of the United Nations, including special
economic assistance: strengthening of the
coordination of emergency humanitarian
assistance of the United Nations

Economic and Social Council
Substantive session of 2008
New York, 30 June-25 July 2008
Item 5 of the provisional agenda**
Special economic, humanitarian and disaster

17 Jul 2007 description

ECOSOC/6296

(Reissued as received.)

GENEVA, 17 July (UN Information Service) - The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) this morning continued its humanitarian segment, holding a panel discussion on the theme of needs-based humanitarian financing, including the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).

Hjalmar Hannesson (Iceland), Vice-President of the Council, introducing the discussion, said the scale and magnitude of humanitarian emergencies had put pressure on the international community to make more efficient use of funding, thus prompting the development of new mechanisms to …

13 Jul 2007 description

ECOSOC/6293

(Reissued as received.)

GENEVA, 13 July (UN Information Service) -- The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) this afternoon held two panel discussions on the transition from relief to development in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and in Burundi.

Speaking in the first panel, on the Democratic Republic of the Congo, were Olivier Kamitatu Etsu, Minister for Planning, and Ross Mountain, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General in that country.

27 Oct 2005 description

AFR/1274, ECOSOC/6179

Enormity of Challenges Outlined; Experts Offer Insights On Likely Solutions, including More Aid, Improved Self-Governance

Globally, hunger claimed more lives than HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined, a special event organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Council to identify the approaches urgently needed to mitigate Africa's perennial food crises was told this morning.

Representatives of the United Nations food-related agencies and departments told the gathering that a lethal mixture of recurring drought, the impact of AIDS, and …

15 Jun 2004 description

Action Also Taken on Eight Other Rights Recommendations
ECOSOC/6113

Economic and Social Council
2004 Organizational Session

16 Jul 2002 description


ECOSOC/6020
2002 Substantive Session
25th and 26th Meetings (AM & PM)

The Economic and Social Council continued its humanitarian affairs segment at the highest level today, in an interactive dialogue on reaching vulnerable groups in the context of complex humanitarian emergencies and natural disasters, and on the transition from relief to development in that same context.