The 2022 Operational Activities for Development Segment

The 2022 ECOSOC operational activities for development segment will be held from 17 to 19 May 2022. More information will be posted here as it becomes available.

Draft Programme of the ECOSOC Operational Activities for development segment

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Side Events (side event request form)

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

1:15–2:30pm (EDT, GMT-4)

Hybrid (Conference Room 12 UNHQ and WebEx)

Co-hosted by the Permanent Missions of Cabo Verde and Switzerland to the UN and the UN Development Coordination Office

Boosting transparency and accountability through UN INFO

In the historic repositioning of the UN development system through General Assembly resolution 72/279, Member States called for increased accountability and transparency on collective results of the UN development system.

UN INFO is part of the United Nations’ efforts to improve coherence, transparency and accountability for results. This suite of online tools tracks the collective UN Country Teams’ contributions to the SDGs, including spending, partners and beneficiaries by digitizing the UNCT Joint Workplan of the Cooperation Framework. Information is showcased on country and global websites/platforms, also playing a pivotal role for data-centered and visually compelling UN Country Team annual results reports.

The side event will showcase the potential of UN INFO by guiding through this new data portal, currently being developed, and seek further feedback from Member States on their vision for transparency and accountability of system-wide results.


1:15–2:30pm New York Time

May 17, 2022

1:15-1:17pm: Opening video

Recorded video by Jayathma Wickramanayake, SG Envoy on Youth 

1:17-1:20pm: Welcoming remarks by Rosemary Kalapurakal, Deputy Director, DCO

1:20-1:30pm: Remarks by co-hosts to the event

  • His Excellency Ambassador Júlio César Freire de Morais, Permanent Representative of Cabo Verde to the United Nations
  • Mr. Adrian Dominik Hauri, Deputy Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations


1:30-1:55pm: Panel discussion

Moderator and introduction by: Rosemary Kalapurakal, Deputy Director, DCO

  • Ana Patrícia Graça, UN Resident Coordinator in Cabo Verde
  • Gopal Mitra, Senior Social Affairs Officer, EOSG Disability Inclusion Team

1:55-2:25pm: Discussion and Q&A (30 mins)

2:25-2:30pm: Closing remarks

Event Link


19 May 2022

1:15–2:45pm New York Time

In-person (Conference Room 4 UNHQ) and Live Streamed on UN WebTV


Delivering on UN Development System Reform in the Eastern and southern Caribbean: UN and USAID Partnership to accelerate progress of the SDGs in SIDS

The event highlights the success and best practices associated with the significant increase in USAID’s coordination and collaboration with UN bodies and specialized agencies in order to advance both the U.S. Government's international development agenda, the Sustainable Development Goals, and the UN Development System Reform within the Small Island Developing States across the Eastern and Southern Caribbean.

The event will demonstrate how the partnership supports the UN Development System reform and the mandate given by Member States under the Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review on complex and significant development policy, program, and reform issues in the UN system. It will also highlight how the partnership supports both the UN and USAID on developing and implementing policies, programs and guidelines affecting broad, emerging, and critical support in international development goals within the SIDS related to the Eastern and Southern Caribbean and provide evidence-based results on how the partnership and collaboration is helping to achieve development objectives around economic, security, social, and environmental sectors.


1:15–2:45pm New York Time

May 19, 2022

Welcoming Remarks

  • Kaymar Jordan, Moderator


Opening Remarks

  • Dr. Ken Yamashita, USAID Interim Counselor
  • Ambassador Rhonda King, Permanent Representative to the UN of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Robert Piper, UN Assistant Secretary General for Development Coordination

Video Presentation


Panel Discussion

  • Didier Trebucq, UN Resident Coordinator
  • Clinton White, USAID Regional Representative
  • Claudius Emmanuel, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Economic Development and the Youth Economy of Saint Lucia
  • Dr. Marcos Espinal, Director of the Department of Communicable Diseases and Health Analysis, PAHO
  • Ugo Blanco, Deputy Resident Representative, UNDP
  • Dr. Aloys Kamuragiye, Representative, UNICEF
  • Regis Chapman, Representative & Country Director, WFP
  • Mansfield Blackwood, Partner Country Systems (G2G) Advisor, USAID
  • Sharon Ramsaran, Rule of Law Program Management Specialist, USAID


Closing Remarks

  • Lisa Carty, U.S. Ambassador to the Economic and Social Council

Substantive Documentation




General Debate

Session 1 – Dialogue with the Secretary-General

Session 2 – Report of the Chair of UNSDG on DCO and the new RC system

Session 3 – Dialogue with Host Governments & RCs on social protection

  • Mexico, Philippines, EU, Sweden, Canada, Brazil, Malawi 

Session 4 – Regional Repositioning

Session 5 – Dialogue with Executive Heads of UNDS

  • Colombia, Sweden, Denmark, UK, Spain, Canada, USA, Switzerland, Germany

Session 6 – Addressing the root causes of conflict and humanitarian crises

Session 7 – Funding Compact

  • Presentation and statement by Mr. Robert Piper, Assistant Secretary-General for Development Cooperation
  • Peru, Belgium, Germany, Canada, Netherlands, Malawi, Switzerland, Sweden 

Session 8 – Just Transitions: Support for LDCs, LLDCs and SIDs

  • CARICOM, Lao, Antigua and Barbuda, Colombia, UK, Zimbabwe, Paraguay

Session 9 – Closing


​Recorded Videos of Sessions