The 2008 coordination segment focused on the follow up to the 2007 Ministerial Declaration on “Strengthening the efforts to eradicate poverty and hunger, including through the global partnership for development”.
The Segment will provide an opportunity to:
- Assess the UN system role and activities in a broad range of policy areas relevant to the eradication of poverty and hunger;
- Identify areas where the UN system should promote more comprehensive and effective approaches;
- Recommend ways in which the UN system's support to eradicate poverty and hunger can be strengthened against the backdrop of current challenges.
The Secretary-General's report on “ The role of the United Nations system in implementing the Ministerial Declaration of the high-level segment of the 2007 substantive session of the Economic and Social Council ” provided the background analysis for the debate on this issue.
The segment also reviewed progress made by the Council in promoting the integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow-up to the major UN Conferences and Summits, including the WSIS.
The report of the Secretary-General on “The role of the Economic and Social Council in the integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits, in light of General Assembly resolutions 50/227, 52/12B, 57/270B, 60/265, and 61/16”, provided the background analysis for this review.
The work of the coordination segment was complemented by four panel discussions on:
- “Working towards food security: the UN system approach”;
- “Rural development and the challenges of social welfare: a country level perspective”;
- “The role of ECOSOC in addressing violence against women in all its forms and manifestations: A dialogue with the chairpersons of the functional commissions”;
- “Coherence: strengthening the normative and operational link in the work of the UN on rural employment”
At the end of its work, the coordination segment is expected to adopt two resolutions on: 1) the theme of the segment; and 2) the role of the ECOSOC in the integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes to major UN conferences and summits.
For information on the coordination segment please contact Ms. Monica Nogara, Economic Affairs Officer, Policy Coordination Branch, Office of ECOSOC Support and Coordination (212) 963-4901, or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.