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Economic and Social Council

Meetings and Events of ECOSOC and its Subsidiary Bodies

ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment

17 - 19 June, 2015

The Humanitarian Affairs Segment (HAS) provides a unique opportunity for Member States to address challenges, operational and normative progress on the humanitarian policy agenda. This year’s HAS took place from 17 – 19 June in Geneva and focused on "the future of humanitarian affairs: towards greater inclusiveness, coordination, interoperability and effectiveness".

The HAS included two main high-level panel discussions on: a) Addressing Capacity and Resource Challenges through Humanitarian Financing; b) Protecting Civilians by Upholding International Humanitarian Law. The annual, informal ECOSOC event on the transition from relief to development also represented an important opportunity to discuss the issue of transition. The event focused on ‘Supporting the transition from relief to development: Promoting recovery and resilience’.

The meeting featured various interactive panel discussions and dialogues. In the margins, some 23 side-events provided participants with up-to-date information on current humanitarian issues, opportunities and challenges as highlighted by humanitarian and other counterparts, as well as by Member States, private sector and the civil society. For the third time, a trade fair was organized, which provided insight into what it feels to live and/or work in humanitarian settings, through the display of equipment and material used in the field, as well as visual projects showcasing the reality of humanitarian action.

Detailed Information
Date 17 - 19 June, 2015
Location Geneva
External Link http://www.un.org/en/ecosoc/has2015/