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GENERAL SEGMENT

At the General Segment, held from 16 to 22 July 2010 in New York, the Council reviewed the reports of its subsidiary bodies and of other United Nations entities working in the economic and social fields.  The subsidiary bodies included the Council’s functional commissions, regional commissions, expert and ad hoc bodies.

A series of events held during the General Segment. A joint meeting of ECOSOC and the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) will take place on the theme of “Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Conflict”. The objective of the meeting was to offer a joint analysis to Member States on how countries in or emerging from conflict could be supported to achieve the MDGs.

A briefing on cybersecurity (Statements) and a panel on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) were also be organized during the Segment.

For more information, please contact Mr. Marc-André Dorel, Senior Economic Affairs Officer, ECOSOC and Interorganizational Cooperation Branch and Lotta Tahtinen, Program Officer, Office for ECOSOC Support and Coordination at ecosocinfo@un.org.

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