ECOSOC Coordination Segment 2006

“Sustained economic growth for social development, including poverty eradication and hunger”

6 July - 10 July 2006

Geneva

Panels

To enrich the discussions at the coordination segment, the Bureau of ECOSOC decided to organize three panel discussions.

7 July (a.m.)

Panel discussion

This panel addressed two dimensions of UN system support to sustained economic growth and social development: a) the normative and policy dimension; and b) the programme and operational dimension.

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Summary

7 July (p.m.)

Panel discussion

Following the practices of the previous years, a panel discussion of the Chairpersons of the Functional Commissions and other subsidiary bodies of the Council was held. The discussions focused on how these intergovernmental bodies are contributing to the implementation of the internationally agreed development goals and to the work of ECOSOC in promoting an integrated and coordinated implementation

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10 July (a.m.)

Panel discussion

ECOSOC held a Special Event in November 2005 discussed the risks of an outbreak of the Avian flu. This was the second special event in a series launched by the Council to fulfill its new mandate to “develop its ability to respond better and more rapidly to developments in the international economic, environmental and social fields” and to “support and complement international efforts aimed at addressing humanitarian emergencies.” (para. 155 (d) WSOD). This panel was meant as a follow-up to the discussion last year and focused on developments in the spreading of the Avian Flu and assessed international efforts to contain it and prevent an outbreak.

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