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ECOSOC 2019

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, the United Nations system, development actors, the private sector and other humanitarian partners to discuss emerging and pressing humanitarian issues.

This year's HAS took place from 24-26 June in Geneva. The theme for the HAS was “Promoting action to save lives, reach those in need and reduce humanitarian risk, vulnerability and need: looking towards the seventieth anniversary of the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 and the climate summit called for by the Secretary-General”, as adopted by ECOSOC on 11 April (E/2019/L.6).
 

Speeches and Statements
Chair's statement on the occasion of the ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment
USG/ERC Mark Lowcock - Opening Remarks to the ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment 2019
ASG/DERC Ursula Mueller – Closing Remarks at ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment
USG/ERC Mark Lowcock - Opening Remarks at the ECOSOC Event on the Transition from Relief to Development
USG/ERC Mark Lowcock - Opening Remarks at the high-level ECOSOC side event on “Approaching the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949”
ASG/DERC Ursula Mueller - Opening remarks at the ECOSOC HAS High-level Panel "Preparing for the future in the face of climate change and weather-related disasters"
ASG/DERC Ursula Mueller – Opening remarks at ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment Side Event “Cyclone Idai: The Ongoing Needs”
ASG/DERC Ursula Mueller – Opening remarks at ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment Side Event “Making Gender Equality a Reality: From Standards to Transformation”
ASG/DERC Ursula Mueller – Opening remarks at ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment High-level Panel on Localization

 

High-level Events
Monday 24 June
Recent advancements, challenges and best practices of the collaboration between the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding actors in Africa
Tuesday 25 June
Preparing for the future in the face of climate change and weather-related disasters
Wednesday 26 June
Strengthening humanitarian action: next steps to advance localization and engage communities for a more inclusive and effective humanitarian response

 

 

Monday 24 June
Challenging the humanitarian system to do better: Operationalising Joint Needs Assessments and Accountability to Affected People
9:30-11:00
Children and Armed Conflict - Protecting children during and after war
9:30-11:00
Humanitarian action in the digital age
9:30-11:00
Towards the seventieth anniversary of the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949: Achieving collective commitment to international humanitarian law and putting fundamental protections into practice
11:30-13:00
Principled action at risk: Safeguarding humanitarian space in counterterrorism and sanctions contexts
13:15-14:45
Youth - Advancing the agenda
13:15-14:45
Progress and Actions to Protect from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and Sexual Harassment in Humanitarian Responses
13:15-14:45

 
 

Tuesday 25 June
From Commitment to Action: Oslo Conference Outcomes on Ending Sexual and Gender-based Violence in Humanitarian Crises
8:30-10:00
Anticipatory humanitarian action: Managing crisis and risks through effective financing
8:30-10:00
Attacks on Health Care – Prevent, Protect, Provide
13:15-14:45
Addressing Unmet Needs: Humanitarian Funding Trends and Gaps
13:15-14:45
Conflict and Hunger: Implementing United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 2417 for Humanitarian Impact
17:45-19:15
Addressing internal displacement associated with disasters and conflict: Planning for the long haul
17:45-19:15

 

Wednesday 26 June
Localisation under the looking glass: what we have learned and where we are headed
8:30-10:00
Making Gender Equality a Reality: From Standards to Transformation
8:30-10:00
Cyclone Idai – The ongoing needs
13:00-14:30
From global policies and guidelines to local engagement: how to include persons with disabilities in humanitarian action
13:00-14:30