Humanitarian Affairs Segment

Haitians in the coastal city of Léogâne, some 30 km from Port-au-Prince, carrying bags of food in 2010. The food was jointly distributed by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED). UN Photo/Sophia Paris

Around the world, increasingly complex and protracted crises strike a rising number of people. These threats require well-coordinated responses drawing on skills and resources from diverse partners, particularly given the scale of the impacts and rapidly escalating costs.

ECOSOC’s Humanitarian Affairs Segment is a unique platform that brings together UN Member States, UN organizations, humanitarian and development partners, the private sector and affected communities.

Each June, they discuss and agree on how to best tackle the most recent and pressing humanitarian concerns. Interactive panel discussions and side events share the latest information on current opportunities and challenges.