Convening the “Meeting on the Transition from Relief to Development” today, the Economic and Social Council held two round-table discussions to examine ways to strengthen coordination between humanitarian, development and peacebuilding actors to address multidimensional challenges, including displacement, acute food insecurity and risk of famine.
In accordance with General Assembly resolution 75/290 A, the meeting focused on countries in situations of conflict, post-conflict and facing humanitarian emergencies. The event was co-chaired by Diego Pary Rodríguez (Bolivia), Economic and Social Council Vice-President responsible for the humanitarian affairs segment, and Miia Rainne (Finland), Economic and Social Council Vice-President responsible for the operational affairs for development segment.
The morning session focused on assessing the scale and impact of food insecurity and mobilizing collective action in the most affected countries and regions, while the afternoon session examined current and future challenges relating to displacement and discussed mobilizing action and support for durable solutions.
The discussion and main recommendations and action points will be encapsulated in a jointly prepared Co-Chairs’ outcome summary to be shared after the meeting to help inform future action.
The Economic and Social Council will reconvene at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, 21 June, to begin its humanitarian affairs segment.