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GENERAL SEGMENT

At the General Segment, which took place from 22 to 29 July 2011 in Geneva, the Council reviewed, among others, the reports of its subsidiary bodies and of other United Nations entities working in the economic and social fields.  The subsidiary bodies include the Council’s functional commissions, regional commissions, expert and ad hoc bodies. It also considered the report of its Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Haiti.

A panel with members of the Committee for Development Policy (CDP) and a briefing by the Chair of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) were also organized during the General Segment.

For more information, please contact Ms. Lotta Tahtinen, Program Officer, Office for ECOSOC Support and Coordination, (917) 367-2212, or at ecosocinfo@un.org and Mr. Marc-André Dorel, Senior Economic Affairs Officer, ECOSOC and Interorganizational Cooperation Branch, (212) 963-7204.

The reports to be presented at the General Segment are:

6. Implementation of and follow-up to major United Nations conferences
and summits

  • Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the report of the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations on the progress in the implementation of the World Food Summit Plan of Action, including on the implementation of the reform of and on progress made towards achieving the vision of the Committee on World Food Security (A/66/76-E/2011/102)
  • A non-paper prepared by the Secretariat on the Role of the ECOSOC in the integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow-up to major UN conferences and summits (E/2011/L.27)

(a) Implementation of and follow-up to major United Nations conferences and summits: follow-up to the International Conference on Financing for Development –– Recovering from the world financial and economic crisis: a Global Jobs Pact –– Report of the Secretary-General (E/2011/92)

(b) Review and coordination of the implementation of the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2001-2010

  • Report of the Secretary-General on the ten-year appraisal and review of the implementation of the Brussels Programme of Action for the least Developed Countries for the Decade 1001-201 (A/66/66 – E/2011/78)

7. Coordination, programme and other questions

(a) Reports of coordination bodies

  • Annual overview report of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination for 2010/11 (E/2011/104)
  • Report of the Committee for Programme and Coordination on its fifty-first session (A/66/16)

(b) Proposed programme budget for the biennium 2012-2013

(c) International cooperation in the field of informatics

  • Report of the Secretary-General on the need to harmonize and improve United Nations informatics systems for optimal utilization and accessibility by all States (E/2011/101)

(d) Long-term programme of support for Haiti

  • Report of the Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Haiti (E/2011/133)

(f) African countries emerging from conflict

No request for advance documentation

(g) Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

  • Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the report of the Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) (E/2011/109)

(h) Calendar of conferences and meetings in the economic, social and related fields

  • Provisional calendar of conferences and meetings in the economic, social and related fields for 2012 and 2013 (E/2011/L.10)

8. Implementation of General Assembly resolutions 50/227, 52/12 B, 57/270 B and 60/265

No request for advance documentation

9. Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples by the specialized agencies and the international institutions associated with the United Nations

  • Report of the Secretary-General on assistance to the Palestinian people
  • Report of the Secretary-General on support to Non-Self-Governing Territories by the specialized agencies and international institutions associated with the United Nations (A/66/63)
  • Report of the President of the Council on consultations held with the Chairman of the Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples (E/2011/73)

10. Regional cooperation

  • Report of the Secretary-General on regional cooperation (E/2011/15, E/2011/15/Add.1 and E/2011/15/Add.2 (advance unedited copy))
  • The economic situation in the Economic Commission for Europe region: Europe, North America and the Commonwealth of Independent States (E/2011/16)
  • Overview of the economic and social conditions in Africa, 2011 (E/2011/17)
  • Summary of the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific, 2011 (E/2011/18)
  • Latin America and the Caribbean: economic situation and outlook (E/2011/19)
  • Summary of the survey of economic and social developments in the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia region (E/2011/20)
  • Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the reports of the Executive Secretaries of the Economic Commission for Africa and the Economic Commission for Europe on the Europe-Africa fixed link through the Strait of Gibraltar (E/2011/21)

11. Economic and social repercussions of the Israeli occupation on the living conditions of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan

  • Report of the Secretary-General on the economic and social repercussions of the Israeli occupation on the living conditions of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan (A/66/78–E/2011/13)

12. Non-governmental organizations

  • Report of the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations on its 2011 regular session (E/2011/32 (Part I))
  • Report of the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations on its resumed 2011 session (E/2011/32 (Part II))

13. Economic and environmental questions

(a) Sustainable development

  • Report of the Commission on Sustainable Development on its nineteenth session (E/2011/29)
  • Report of the Secretary-General on the review of United Nations support for small island developing States (E/2011/110)
  • Report of the Committee for Development Policy on its thirteenth session (E/2011/33)

(b) Science and technology for development

  • Report of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development on its fourteenth session (E/2011/31)
  • Report of the Secretary-General on enhanced cooperation on international public policy issues pertaining to the Internet (E/2011/103)
  • Report of the Secretary-General on progress made in the implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society at the regional and international levels (A/66/64 – E/2011/77)
  • Report of the Working Group on improvements to the Internet Governance Forum (A/66/67-E/2011/79)

(c) Statistics

  • Report of the Statistical Commission on its forty-second session (E/2011/24)

(d) Human settlements

  • Report of Governing Council of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) on its twenty-third session1 (A/66/8)
  • Report of the Secretary-General on the coordinated implementation of the Habitat Agenda (E/2011/106)

(e) Environment

  • Report of the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme on its twenty-sixth session1 (A/66/25)

(f) Population and development

  • Report of the Commission on Population and Development on its forty-fourth session (E/2011/25)

(g) Public administration and development

  • Report of the Committee of Experts on Public Administration on its tenth session (E/2011/44)

(h) International cooperation in tax matters

  • Report of the Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters on its sixth session (E/2010/45)
  • Report of the Secretary-General on strengthening of institutional arrangements to promote international cooperation in tax matters, including the Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters (E/2011/76)

(i) United Nations Forum on Forests

  • Report of the United Nations Forum on Forests on its ninth session (E/2011/42)

(j) Assistance to third States affected by the application of sanctions

No request for advance documentation

(k) Cartography

  • Report of the Secretary-General on global geographic information management (E/2011/89)
  • Report of the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names on its twenty-sixth session (E/2011/119)

(l) Women and development

  • Relevant sections of the report of the Commission on the Status of Women on its fifty-fifth session (E/2011/27) (see also under items 7 (e) and 14 (a))

(m) Transport of dangerous goods

  • Report of the Secretary-General on the work of the Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (E/2011/27)

14. Social and human rights questions

(a) Advancement of women

  • Report of the Commission on the Status of Women on its fifty-fifth session (E/2010/27) (see also under items 7 (e) and 13 (l))
  • Note by the Secretariat transmitting the outcomes of the 2010-2011 sessions of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (E/2011/105)

(b) Social development

  • Report of the Commission for Social Development on its forty-ninth session (E/2011/26)
  • Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of the World Programme of Action for Youth: United nations system coordination and collaboration related to youth (A/66/61 – E/2011/3)
  • Report of the Secretary-General on the follow-up to the tenth anniversary of the International Year of the Family and beyond (A/66/62 – E/2011/4)

(c) Crime prevention and criminal justice

  • Report of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice on its reconvened nineteenth session (E/2010/30/Add.1)
  • Report of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice on its twentieth session (E/2011/30)

(d) Narcotic drugs

  • Report of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs on its reconvened fifty-third session (E/2010/28/Add.1)
  • Report of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs on its fifty-fourth session (E/2011/28)
  • Report of the International Narcotics Control Board for 2010 (E/INCB/2010/1)

(e) United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

  • Oral report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

(f) Comprehensive implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action

No advance documentation has been requested

(g) Human rights

  • Report of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on its forty-fourth and forty-fifth sessions (E/2011/22)
  • Report of the Chair of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on the steps taken by the Committee to improve its efficiency
  • Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (E/2011/90*)

(h) Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

(i) Genetic privacy and non-discrimination

  • Report of the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization on genetic privacy and non-discrimination (E/2011/108)

15. United Nations research and training institutes

  • Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations System Staff College (E/2011/116)
  • Report of the Council of the United Nations University on the work of the University (E/2011/129)
  • Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (E/2011/115)

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