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ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment 2021

Since 1998, the ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment (HAS) has been an essential platform for discussing the activities and issues related to strengthening the coordination and effectiveness 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 current and emerging humanitarian challenges and priority themes and share experiences and lessons learned.
This year's HAS will take place from 23 to 25 June in Geneva. The HAS will be chaired by H.E. Ambassador Pascale Baeriswyl, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations in New York, in her capacity as ECOSOC Vice-President. Further details and information on the HAS and its programme will be published at this site in late March/early April after the ECOSOC has taken a formal decision on the theme of the HAS and its high-level panels as well as on the informal ECOSOC Event on the Transition from Relief to Development, which is jointly convened by the Vice-Presidents of the ECOSOC Operational Activities for Development Segment and the HAS and takes place immediately preceding the HAS. At that time, the call for side event proposals will be issued.
Please monitor this site for updates regarding the format and participation modalities of the HAS in light of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and possible restrictions on holding in-person meetings at the United Nations Office in Geneva.