13.07.2021

ECOSOC High-level segment (including the three-day ministerial segment of the HLPF convened under the auspices of the ECOSOC)

What

The Economic and Social Council is celebrating its 75th anniversary. As the world is progressing with rebuilding and recovery efforts, 75 years after its creation, ECOSOC’s role and mandate are more relevant than ever in advancing the necessary committed global solidarity and cooperation to avoid another catastrophic event with devastating impact.

The 2021 High-level Segment (HLS) of ECOSOC will focus primarily on COVID-19 and its impact on the implementation of the Decade of Action for Sustainable Development and the sustainable, inclusive and resilient recovery that can put us back on track to build a better world as envisioned in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. At the same time, the High-level Segment will also provide the space for ECOSOC to address innovative ideas in a number of areas that could contribute to the reflection on how best to improve multilateralism in the area of sustainable development while celebrating the Council’s impact during its 75 years of existence and reflecting on maximizing its use and impact. 

When

The 2021 High-level Segment (HLS) of ECOSOC includes the three-day ministerial meeting of the high-level political forum from 13 to 15 July , and one day HLS, “Strengthening ECOSOC at its 75th anniversary for sustainable an resilient recovery from the COVID-19 and advancing the 2030 Agenda”, on Friday 16 July 2021. The general debate of the 2021 High-level Political Forum/ High-level Segment of ECOSOC will be conducted through pre-recorded videos and written statements from Ministers and other representatives of Member States, UN system organizations, intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) and other international and regional organizations, as well as the Major Groups and other stakeholders.

ECOSOC Commemorating its 75th Anniversary

Strengthening ECOSOC at its 75th anniversary for sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 and advancing the 2030 Agenda. More…

Documentation

Background Notes

  • Strengthening ECOSOC at its 75th anniversary for sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 and advancing the 2030 Agenda (Coming soon)
  • Scenarios and possible medium and long-term trends related to the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and the achievement of SDGs (Coming soon)

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