MANDATE OF THE ECOSOC INTEGRATION SEGMENT

The Future We Want (A/RES/66/288

World leaders at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) “commit[ted] to strengthen the Economic and Social Council within its mandate under the Charter, as a principal organ in the integrated and coordinated follow-up of the outcomes of all major United Nations conferences and summits in the economic, social, environmental and related fields, and recogniz[ed] its key role in achieving a balanced integration of the three dimensions of sustainable development”. The mandate was subsequently reiterated by the General Assembly in its resolution on the format and organizational aspects of the high-level political forum on sustainable development (A/RES/67/290). 

Review of the implementation of General Assembly resolution 61/16 on the strengthening of the Economic and Social Council (A/RES/68/1

The resolution on the review of the implementation of General Assembly resolution 61/16 on the strengthening of the Economic and Social Council (A/RES/68/1) mandated ECOSOC to convene an Integration Segment to “be held annually, the timing and modalities of which shall be decided by the Council. The main functions of the segment will be to consolidate all the inputs of Member States, the subsidiary bodies of the Council, the United Nations system and other relevant stakeholders and to promote the balanced integration of the three dimensions of sustainable development. The integration segment will bring together the key messages from the Council system on the main theme and develop action-oriented recommendations for follow-up."