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07 May 2016 description

ECOSOC/6758

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

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

19 Jul 2012 description

ECOSOC/6538

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

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

21 Jul 2011 description

Holds Panel on Strengthening Preparedness and Capacities for Humanitarian Response and Special Event on Humanitarian Situation in the Horn of Africa

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**

03 Jul 2007 description


ECOSOC/6278
(Reissued as received.)

GENEVA, 3 July (UN Information Service) -- The Economic and Social Council this afternoon heard National Voluntary Presentations by Ethiopia, Ghana, Cambodia and Cape Verde on progress in implementing their national development strategies towards the achievement of internationally agreed development goals and the Millennium Development Goals.

15 Jul 2002 description


ECOSOC/6019
2002 Substantive Session
23rd and 24th Meetings (AM & PM)
Adopts Resolution without a Vote; Also Opens Three-Day Humanitarian Segment of 2002 Session

The Economic and Social Council today, following last week’s consideration on strengthening its work, decided to consider creating, at the request of any African country emerging from conflict, a limited but flexible ad hoc advisory group to examine the humanitarian and economic needs of the country concerned. Also today, it opened the humanitarian segment of its 2002 substantive session.

12 Jul 2001 description


ECOSOC/5960
GENEVA, 11 July (UN Information Service) -- The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) began debate this morning on United Nations efforts to provide special economic, humanitarian, and disaster relief assistance, hearing contentions by field experts and national delegations that more funding had to be found for such responses and for resources to be provided well after humanitarian and natural catastrophes had faded from the headlines.