In accordance with resolution 72/305, “the meetings of the management segment will, in principle, last no more than two days, twice per cycle”. At the 2019 session, the Management Meetings are scheduled to take place on 6 and 7 June and 23 and 24 July 2019, respectively. The Council will also hold the elections to fill vacancies in its subsidiary bodies during dedicated management meetings in the first half (7 May 2019) and last quarter of the year.
The Management Segment serves the following functions:
- The review of the reports of the Council’s subsidiary and expert bodies; these include the reports of all Functional Commissions, the Regional Commissions, the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations, as well as expert and ad hoc bodies.
- The system-wide coordination and review of specific development issues, with a view to promoting a more integrated response to specific areas (for example, gender mainstreaming or non-communicable diseases).
- The consideration of special country situation or regional issues which are on the agenda of ECOSOC (including the work of its Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Haiti).
Participants at the MS are Member States, representatives of the Functional Commissions and ECOSOC expert bodies, the Regional Commissions and United Nations Agencies, Funds and Programmes.
The programme of each Management Meeting-MM is structured around actions that ECOSOC is expected to take on the reports of its subsidiary bodies and around the consideration of UN system coordination issues.
- July MM (23-24 July 2019)
- June MM (6-7 June 2019)
- May MM (7 May 2019)
- Draft Programme