The 2016 High-level segment of ECOSOC will be chaired by Ambassador Oh Joon, President of ECOSOC. It represents the culmination of ECOSOC’s 2016 cycle, and addresses the Council’s overall annual theme, “Implementing the post-2015 development agenda: moving from commitments to results”.
The 2016 High-level Segment will be held from 18-22 July 2016, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
The 2016 theme was decided as part of ECOSOC Decision 2015/203 .
The 2016 High-level segment consists of several key features meant to advance coordination, dialogue and follow-up and review on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in line with the relevant mandates of the United Nations. As in previous years, three of the five days of the Segment will include the ministerial-level portion of the High-level political forum (HLPF) on sustainable development (to be held 18-20 July). This year’s Segment will also include the biennial Development Cooperation Forum (DCF) (to be held 21-22 July).
In addition to the three-day, ministerial-level portion of the HLPF, the High-level segment includes on an annual basis:
- High Level dialogue with international financial and trade institutions;
- Thematic discussion;
- Dialogue with the Executive Secretaries of the regional commissions;
- Introduction of the Secretary-General's reports on the overall theme of the Council;
- Introduction of the Committee on Development Policy (CDP) report; and
- The General debate.
The 2016 ECOSOC High-level Segment will bring together high-level representatives of UN Member States, civil society actors, including non-governmental organizations, academia and the private sector, and the UN system.
Additional event information
- Programme (Coming soon)
- Implementing the post-2015 development agenda: moving from commitments to results - Report by the Secretary-General
- Summary report of the 2016 e-Discussion on 2016 theme, jointly organized by UNDP and DESA (Coming soon)
- Infrastructure for sustainable development for all - Note by the Secretary-General