The humanitarian landscape has changed dramatically since the current international humanitarian system was established in 1991. More and more people are affected by crises that are increasingly complex and protracted. The cost of responding to these crises is escalating rapidly.

The 2014 UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Humanitarian Affairs Segment, taking place in New York between 23 and 25 June, is a unique platform for Member States, UN agencies, humanitarian and development partners, the private sector and affected communities to discuss new and pressing humanitarian issues.

The theme of this year’s meeting is: The future of humanitarian affairs: Towards greater inclusiveness, coordination, interoperability and effectiveness.

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Closing remarks to the ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment 2014
Opening remarks and brief on the Secretary-General’s report to the ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment 2014
Official Agenda