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ECOSOC 2018

This year's ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment (HAS) will take place in New York from 19 to 21 June 2018. The theme for the HAS is “Restoring humanity, respecting human dignity and leaving no one behind: working together to reduce people’s humanitarian need, risk and vulnerability”, as adopted by ECOSOC on 4 April (E/2018/L.6).

The HAS provides a unique opportunity for Member States, the United Nations system, humanitarian and development partners, the private sector and affected communities to discuss emerging and pressing humanitarian issues. Since 1998, the Segment has also been an essential platform for discussing issues related to strengthening the coordination of the humanitarian assistance of the United Nations.

The organization of the HAS will include a General Debate, including the adoption of the annual ECOSOC humanitarian resolution, three High-Level Panels, and side-events. An event dedicated to Transition that links discussions between the ECOSOC Operational Activities for Development Segment and the HAS will also take place before the opening of the segment

 

Side events
Trends in Humanitarian Funding - Where are we now and what lies ahead
Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 8:30 – 9:45
Igniting Hope - Transforming humanitarian action with and for young people
Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 8:30 – 9:45
Transition from relief to development: Advancing the 2030 Agenda in crisis contexts
Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 10:00 – 13:05
Rebuilding Trust and Increasing Accountability to Prevent Sexual Abuse, Exploitation and Harassment of and by Humanitarian Staff
Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 13:15 – 14:30
Anticipation and Forecast-based Financing – Reducing humanitarian needs, risk and vulnerability within a forward-looking humanitarian system
Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 13:15 – 14:45
From rhetoric to action - Local actors driving the participation revolution
Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 18:00 – 19:15
Reducing displacement risk and addressing complex internal displacement crises - Ethiopia, showcasing emerging good practice in operationalizing the humanitarian-development nexus
Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 18:00 – 19:15
Making it real - Examples of localisation in humanitarian preparedness and response
Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 8:30 – 9:45
Implementing the New Way of Working - Progress and Lessons Learnt from the Field
Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 8:30 – 9:45
The Humanitarian Response in Yemen
Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 13:15 – 14:45
Strengthening the Humanitarian and Development Partnership in the Lake Chad Region
Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 13:15 – 14:45
Shifting the focus from vulnerability to rights and resilience - A progressive approach to humanitarian action for persons with disabilities
Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 13:15 – 14:45
Enhancing respect for international humanitarian law and the protection of civilians - Sharing good practices
Thursday, 21 June 2018, 8:30 – 9:45
Unlocking private sector innovation and financing
Thursday, 21 June 2018, 8:30 – 9:45
Scaling what works - innovative approaches to education in emergencies
Thursday, 21 June 2018, 8:30 – 9:45
A Collective Effort of Leaving No One Behind - Strengthening Gender Equality Programming in Humanitarian Action
Thursday, 21 June 2018, 13:15 – 14:30
From Joint Analysis to humanitarian, development and peace actors' collective outcomes – The Food Security and Nutrition Sector experience
Thursday, 21 June 2018, 13:15 – 14:30
Saving Lives and Protecting Them for the Long Term - Linking Humanitarian Cash Transfers to National Social Protection Programs
Thursday, 21 June 2018, 18:00 – 19:15
Building Acceptance for Safe and Sustained Access to People in Need
Thursday, 21 June 2018, 18:00 – 19:15