The humanitarian affairs segment


The ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment (HAS) has been an essential platform for discussing the activities and issues related to strengthening the coordination of the humanitarian assistance of the United Nations. The HAS provides a key opportunity for Member States, the United Nations system, development actors, the private sector and other humanitarian partners to discuss emerging and pressing humanitarian issues.  This year's HAS will take place from 24-26 June in Geneva. The theme for the HAS will be adopted by ECOSOC in the coming weeks.


The HAS enables Member States to engage with the United Nations and non-United Nations humanitarian and development community, the private sector, affected people and other actors from a range of geographic groups on current humanitarian challenges.

Official Meetings and Other Events

The organization of the HAS will include a General Discussion, including the adoption of the annual ECOSOC humanitarian resolution, High-Level Panels and side-events. A Transition Event that links discussions between the ECOSOC Operational Activities for Development Segment and the HAS will also take place before the Segment.

For more details on the events happening during the HAS, please visit the OCHA ECOSOC HAS website