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Director - Mr. Navid Hanif

UNITAR-Yale Conference, "Human Rights, Environmental Sustainability, Post-2015 Development Agenda, and the Future Climate Regime" (Programme; Statement)

The Office of ECOSOC Support and Coordination provides substantive support to the United Nations Economic and Social Council and the General Assembly.

The Office of ECOSOC Support and Coordination supports the ECOSOC Annual Ministerial Review and Development Cooperation Forum with a view to ensuring a comprehensive, qualitative review of progress in implementing the MDGs. Global preparatory meetings, regional consultations and national reviews are essential elements to this process to ensure a substantive ministerial-level review and a quality, action-oriented dialogue on development cooperation issues.

The Office strengthens the work of ECOSOC by engaging multi-stakeholders participation, including, in particular the private sector, foundations, academia, youth in support of the international development agenda, including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The Office also advises on strengthening the interaction between ECOSOC and the Peacebuilding Commission in order to contribute to a coordinated, coherent and integrated approach to post-conflict peace-building.

The Office supports the General Assembly's comprehensive quadrennial policy review of the United Nations system's operational activities. Consultations and expert meetings are part of this process to evaluate specific aspects such as the UN Development Assistance Frameworks, and UN funding mechanisms, as well as to provide statistical reporting, data and analysis on the UN system’s operational activities.

The Office provides substantive support to the Economic and Financial (Second) Committee of the General Assembly. It also provides qualitative research and analysis to the General Assembly on issues of globalization and development, and human resources development, to advance substantive, action-oriented dialogue on these issues.

The Office actively engages UN agencies and civil society in charting common courses of action. One of the priorities of OESC is the effective servicing of the Committee on NGOs. OESC supports an ever increasing number of NGOs applying for ECOSOC consultative status and facilitates these requests for review by the Committee through the Integrated Civil Society Organizations System and the establishment and widespread use of the Paperless Committee System.