ECOSOC Meeting on the transition from relief to development

One of the main outcomes of the adoption of General Assembly resolution 75/290 A on the review of ECOSOC was the strengthening of the Council’s role as a prevention platform to bring the peace, development, humanitarian interlinkages together.  The informal Transition Event, which was a half-day discussion jointly convened by the Vice-Presidents for the Humanitarian Affairs Segment and the Operational Activities Segment was transformed into a full day formal Transition Meeting. The new Transition Meeting is to include the consideration of agenda items related to country-specific situations, such as the report of the Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Haiti and the integrated, coherent and coordinated support to South Sudan, as well as the Sahel region as well as the briefing by the Chair of the Peacebuilding Commission on its work.