06.07.2020

Integration Segment

WHAT?

The 2020 Integration Segment of ECOSOC will be chaired by His Excellency Mher Margaryan, Vice-President of ECOSOC (Armenia).  During the Integration Segment, the Economic and Social Council will discuss the combined UN system’s analysis and policy proposals on the 2020 theme of ECOSOC and HLPF on “Accelerated action and transformative pathways: realizing the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development” through the lens of overcoming the human crisis and recovering better from the COVID-19 pandemic.

WHEN?

In line with the redefined mandate of the Integration Segment (A/RES/72/305), the 2020 Integration Segment will be held immediately before the high-level political forum (HLPF) on 6 July 2020. 

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and expected limitations on in-person meetings and international travel, the ECOSOC Bureau is planning to make adjustments to the format and programme of the 2020 ECOSOC Integration Segment. Any potential physical participation will have to be limited to New York based delegates only. The final format and programme of the 2020 Integration Segment will follow the recommendations of the UN Medical Director regarding the convening of in-person meetings. More information will follow as soon as there is more guidance on the situation.

HOW?

The 2020 ECOSOC Integration Segment will bring together the key messages from the subsidiary bodies of the Council and the UN system on the 2020 theme of ECOSOC and HLPF and develop action-oriented recommendations for follow-up and feed into the HLPF thematic reviews.  The outcome of the Segment will be a summary by the Vice-President of ECOSOC, highlighting the main policy recommendations and providing policy guidance on the ECOSOC and HLPF theme through the lens of COVID-19.

  • Programme (forthcoming)
  • Concept note (forthcoming)

Documentation

Annual overview report of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB)

Resources