Meetings and Events of ECOSOC and its Subsidiary Bodies
ECOSOC 2012 Substantive Session - General SegmentUNHQ - New York
23 - 27 July, 2012
The subsidiary bodies include the Council¿s functional commissions, regional commissions, expert and ad hoc bodies. The Segment will also consider the report of its Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Haiti.
The Council will also review the implementation of the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries (LDC) and consider the recommendations made by the Committee on Development Policy on the inclusion in and graduation from the LDC category. It is also expected to take action on the follow-up to the IV UN Conference on the LDCs.
A number of system-wide thematic issues will be reviewed, among them, the mainstreaming of a gender perspective into all policies and programmes in the UN system. The work of the UN inter-agency task force on tobacco control and the follow-up to the World Summit on Information Society will also be reviewed.
A series of events will be held including a briefing by the Members of the Committee for Development Policy; a briefing by the Chairperson of the Peacebuilding Commission; and a panel event on ¿Integrated, coherent and coordinated support to South Sudan¿ on 24 July, as part of the Council¿s discussion on ¿African countries emerging from conflict¿. The event will provide an opportunity to examine some of the key elements of the first Secretary-General¿s report on ¿Implementation of integrated, coherent and coordinated support to South Sudan by the United Nations system¿, in particular in the areas of capacity-building and core governance functions.
The economic and social situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and the occupied Syrian Golan and the support to colonial countries and peoples will also be considered.
The Segment will be chaired by H.E. Mr. Luis Alfonso de Alba of Mexico, Vice-President of ECOSOC.
|Date||23 - 27 July, 2012|
|Location||UNHQ - New York|