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07 May 2016 description


2016 Session
24th Meeting (AM)
Economic and Social Council
Meetings Coverage

The current El Niño was among the most intense weather patterns of the last 100 years, affecting the food security of 60 million people and requiring nearly $3 billion in humanitarian response, the Economic and Social Council heard today amid calls to mobilize global action by promoting early warning mechanisms, building capacity, investing in disaster risk reduction and enhancing resilience.

24 May 2013 description


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

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

19 Jul 2012 description


Economic and Social Council
2012 Substantive Session
35th Meeting (AM & PM)

Council Opens Humanitarian Affairs Segment
Also Holds Special Event on Humanitarian Needs in Sahel Region

Basing humanitarian responses on reliable data and tapping the expertise of local partners were vital to bringing relief aid to areas and communities in need, top United Nations officials said this afternoon, as the Economic and Social Council began its humanitarian affairs segment.

11 Jan 2012 description


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