ECOSOC General Segment 2006

19 July - 27 July 2006

Geneva

Documentation

 

Background documentation:
 

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

  • The role of the Economic and Social Council in the
    integrated and coordinated implementation of the outcomes
    of and follow-up to major United Nations conferences and
    summits, in the light of General Assembly resolutions
    50/227, 52/12 B and 57/270 B (E/2006/84)

Item 6 (a): Follow-up to the International Conference on Financing for Development

  • Summary by the President of the Economic and Social Council of the special high-level meeting of the Council with the Bretton Woods institutions, the World Trade Organization and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (New York, 24 April 2006) (A/61/81-E/2006/73)

Item 6 (b): Review and coordination of the implementation of the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2001-2010

  • Annual progress report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2001-2010 (A/61/82-E/2006/74)

Item 7 (a): Reports of coordination bodies

  • Annual overview report of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination for 2005/2006 (E/2006/66)
  • Report of the Committee for Programme and Coordination on its forty-sixth session (A/61/16, Supplement No. 16)

Item 7 (b): Proposed programme budget for the biennium 2006-2007

  • Relevant sections of the proposed strategic framework for the biennium 2008-2009 (relevant fascicles of A/61/6)

Item 7 (c): International cooperation in the field of informatics

  • Report of the Secretary-General on international cooperation in the field of informatics

Item 7 (d): Long-term programme of support for Haiti

Item 7 (e): Mainstreaming a gender perspective into all policies and programmes in the United Nations system  

  • Report of the Secretary-General on the follow-up to the Fourth World Conference on Women and progress made in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcome of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly (E/2006/65)
  • Report of the Secretary-General on progress made and further steps in gender mainstreaming in the United Nations system

Item 7 (f): Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Task Force

  • Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the fourth report of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Task Force (E/2006/63)

Item 7 (g): Ad hoc advisory groups on African countries emerging from conflict

  • Report of the Secretary-General on assessment of the ad hoc advisory groups of the Economic and Social Council on African countries emerging from conflict (E/2006/64)
  • Report of the Economic and Social Council Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Burundi (E/2006/53)
  • Report of the Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Guinea-Bissau (E/2006/8)

Item 7 (h): Tobacco or health

  • Report of the Secretary-General on the work of the Ad Hoc Inter-Agency Task Force on Tobacco Control (E/2006/62)

 

ITEM 8 - Implementation of General Assembly resolutions 50/227,
52/12 B and 57/270 B

  • Updated report of the Secretary-General on the role of the Council in the integrated and coordinated implementation of the outcomes of and follow-up to major United Nations conferences and summits, in light of General Assembly resolutions 50/227, 52/12 B and 57/270 B

ITEM 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 (A/61/80-E/2006/72)
  • Information submitted by the specialized agencies and other organizations of the United Nations system on their activities with regard to the implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples (E/2006/47)
  • Report of the Secretary-General on the 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 (A/61/62)
  • Letter dated 16 May 2006 from the Permanent Representative of Saint Lucia to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General (A/60/853-E/2006/75)  

ITEM 10 - Regional Cooperation

  • Addendum to the report of the Secretary-General on regional cooperation in the economic, social and related fields (E/2006/15/Add.1)
  • Letter dated 16 May 2006 from the Permanent Representative of Saint Lucia to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General (A/60/853-E/2006/75)
  • Report of the Secretary-General on regional cooperation in the economic, social and related fields (E/2006/15)
  • Addendum to the report of the Secretary-General on regional cooperation in the economic, social and related fields (E/2006/15/Add.1)
  • Economic trends as well as risks and opportunities for the economies in the ECE region (E/2006/16)
  • Overview of the economic report on Africa 2006: “Recent economic trends in Africa and prospects for 2006” (E/2006/17)
  • Summary of the economic and social survey of Asia and the Pacific, 2006 (E/2006/18)
  • Latin America and the Carribbean: Economic situation and outlook, 2005-2006 (E/2006/19)
  • Summary of the survey of the economic and social developments in the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia region, 2005-2006 (E/2006/20)
  • Letter dated 16 May 2006 from the Permanent Representative of Saint Lucia to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General (A/60/853-E/2006/75)  

ITEM 11 - Economic and social repercussions of the Israeli occupation on the living conditions of the Palestinian people in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan  

  • Note by the Secretary-General on the implementation of Economic and Social Council resolution 2005/51 (A/61/67-E/2006/13)

 

ITEM 12 - Non-governmental organizations

  • Report of the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations on the first part of its 20056 regular session (E/2006/32 (Part I) and Corr.1)
  • Report of the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations on the second part of its 2006 regular session (E/2006/32 (Part II))

ITEM 13 - Economic and environmental questions

  • Updated report of the Secretary-General on the role of the Council in the integrated and coordinated implementation of the outcomes of and follow-up to major United Nations conferences and summits, in light of General Assembly resolutions 50/227, 52/12 B and 57/270 B

Item 13 (a): Sustainable development

  • Report of the Commission on Sustainable Development on its fourteenth session (E/2006/29, Supplement No. 9)
  • Report of the Committee for Development Policy on its eighth session (E/2006/33, Supplement No. 13)
  • Letter dated 13 April 2006 from the Permanent Representative of Seychelles to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General (A/61/75-E/2006/49)
  • Letter dated 13 April 2006 from the Permanent Representative Saint Kitts and Nevis to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General (A/61/76-E/2006/51)
  • Letter dated 21 April 2006 from the Permanent Representative of Samoa to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General (A/61/72-E/2006/54)

Item 13 (b): Science and technology for development

Item 13 (c): Statistics

  • Report of the Statistical Commission on its thirty-seventh session (E/2006/24, Supplement No. 4)
  • Letter dated 16 May 2006 from the Permanent Representative of Saint Lucia to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General (A/60/853-E/2006/75)

Item 13 (d): Human settlements

  • Report of the Secretary-General on the coordinated implementation of the Habitat Agenda (E/2006/71)

Item 13 (e): Environment

  • Report of the Global Ministerial Environment forum of the United Nation Environment Programme on its ninth special session (A/61/25, Supplement No. 25)

Item 13 (f): Population and development

Item 13 (g): Public administration and development

Item 13 (h): International cooperation in tax matters

Item 13 (i): United Nations Forum on Forests

Item 13 (j): Assistance to third States affected by the application of sanctions

  • No request for advance documentation

Item 13 (k): Cartography

  • Report of the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names on the work of its twenty-third session (E/2006/57)
  • Report of the Secretary-General on the seventeenth United Nations Regional Cartographic Conference for Asia and the Pacific ( Bangkok , 18-22 September 2006)

Item 13 (l): Women and development

 

ITEM 14 - Social and human rights questions

  • Updated report of the Secretary-General on the role of the Council in the integrated and coordinated implementation of the outcomes of and follow-up to major United Nations conferences and summits, in light of General Assembly resolutions 50/227, 52/12 B and 57/270 B

Item 14 (a): Advancement of women

  • Report of the Commission on the Status of Women on its fiftieth session (E/2006/27, Supplement No. 7)
  • Report of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
  • Report of the Secretary-General on the follow-up to the Fourth World Conference on Women and progress made in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcome of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly (E/2006/65)
  • Report of the Executive Board of the International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women on its third session

Item 14 (b): Social development

Item 14 (c): Crime prevention and criminal justice

Item 14 (d): Narcotic drugs

  • Report of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs on its forty-ninth-session (E/2006/28, Supplement No. 8)
  • Report of the International Narcotics Control Board for 2005 (E/INCB/2005/1)

Item 14 (e): United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

  • Letter dated 8 March 2006 from the Deputy Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General (E/2006/3)

Item 14 (f): Comprehensive implementation of and follow-up to the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action

  • No request for advance documentation

Item 14 (g): Human rights

  • Report of the Commission on Human Rights on its sixty-second session (E/2006/23 )
  • Report of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on its thirty-fourth and thirty-fifth sessions (E/2006/22, Supplement No. 2)
  • Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Report of the Committee on the Rights of the Child

Item 14 (h): Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues