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Economic and Social Council

Meetings and Events of ECOSOC and its Subsidiary Bodies

ECOSOC 2013 Substantive Session

01 - 26 July, 2013

The ECOSOC Substantive Session is taking place from 1 to 25 July. It is divided in 5 Segments, a High-level Segment, which opens the session during the first week, a Coordination Segment, an Operational Activities Segment, a Humanitarian affairs Segment and a General Segment. As part of the High-Level Segment, the theme of this year¿s Annual Ministerial Review (AMR) is ¿Science, technology and innovation (STI) and culture for promoting sustainable development and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.¿ These fields are presented as enablers for sustainable development and important elements of the post-2015 development agenda.

The High-Level Segment will benefit from the reports of five regional consultations conducted in preparation for the AMR in Western Asia, Latin, Asia and the Pacific, Africa and Europe, all focusing on Science and Technology for Development.

Organized on 5-9 July, the Coordination Segment will focus on following up to the 2012 Ministerial Declaration on ¿Promoting productive capacity, employment and decent work to eradicate poverty in the context of inclusive, sustainable and equitable economic growth at all levels for achieving the Millennium Development Goals¿ and to the International Conference on Financing for Development.

The Operational Activities Segment, hold from 10-12 July, will focus on progress in implementing the General Assembly 67/226 resolution on the Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review of UN system¿s operational activities (QCPR). The resolution adopts several important reforms measures with an aim to enhance the relevance, coherence, effectiveness and efficiency of UN operational activities for development.

The Humanitarian Affairs Segment (15-17 July) provides an essential forum where Member States, humanitarian organizations and other relevant counterparts discuss the challenges, opportunities and activities related to the strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations. The theme this Segment will be ¿The future of humanitarian affairs: towards greater inclusiveness, coordination, interoperability and effectiveness¿; and it will convene two panel discussions.

At the General Segment (18-25 July), the Council will review the reports of its subsidiary bodies and of other UN entities working in the economic and social fields. These bodies include the Council¿s functional commissions, regional commissions, expert and ad hoc bodies. It will also consider the report of its Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Haiti and a report of the Secretary General on South Sudan.

Detailed Information
Date 01 - 26 July, 2013
Location Geneva
External Link http://www.un.org/en/ecosoc/substantive2013/