ECOSOC humanitarian affairs segment

Geneva, Switzerland
June 21, 2017 - May 23, 2017

About the event

The ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment (HAS) has been an essential platform for discussing the activities and issues related to strengthening the coordination of the humanitarian assistance of the United Nations. The HAS provides a key opportunity for Member States, United Nations entities, humanitarian and development partners, the private sector and affected communities to discuss emerging and pressing humanitarian issues.  This year’s HAS will take place from 21 – 23 June in Geneva, Switzerland.

The HAS enables Member States to engage with the United Nations and non-United Nations humanitarian and development community, the private sector, affected people and other actors from a range of geographic groups on current humanitarian challenges.

Official Meetings and Other Events
The organization of the HAS will include a General Debate, including action on the annual ECOSOC humanitarian resolution, High-Level Interactive Panels, and a number of side-events. The annual informal ECOSOC event on the transition from relief to development, which links discussions between the ECOSOC Operational Activities for Development Segment and the HAS will take place before the opening of the Segment.

More information will be provided closer to the Segment, please visit here.

(content taken from ECOSOC Wesbite