The Coordination Segment, chaired by H.E. Mr. Akan Rakhmetullin (Kazakhstan), Vice-President of the Economic and Social Council, will take place on 31 January – 1 February 2024 at the UN Headquarters in New York. The Segment will feature Chairs of ECOSOC functional commissions and expert bodies, Executive Secretaries of regional commissions, and Heads of UN system entities, including specialized agencies.

The 2024 Coordination Segment will take place at a critical juncture. In addressing the main annual theme of the 2024 session, “Reinforcing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and eradicating poverty in times of multiple crises: The effective delivery of sustainable, resilient and innovative solutions”, the Segment will build on the work of the ECOSOC system to coordinate and promote coherence of their action in follow up to the Political Declaration of the 2023 SDG Summit, and provide contributions to the work of the Council and the HLPF, particularly the reviews of SDG 1 (no poverty), SDG 2 (zero hunger), SDG 13 (climate action), SDG 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions) and SDG 17 (partnerships for the Goals), to take place at the 2024 HLPF. The Segment will take into account major trends that are shaping the current context – including the renewal of global governance, the surge of AI and other frontier technologies in a rapidly evolving digital landscape, and the aggravation of climate change – and seek to contribute to the discussions in major upcoming events in 2024, with particular attention to the preparatory process and outcomes of the Summit of the Future.

The objectives of the 2024 Coordination Segment will be to:

  1. Bring the ECOSOC system together and discuss their role in accelerating the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
  2. Align the work of the ECOSOC system with the follow up to the Political Declaration of the 2023 SDG Summit. 
  3. Ensure an enhanced contribution by the ECOSOC system to the HLPF, the Summit of the Future and other intergovernmental processes in the economic, social, environmental, health and related fields. 

In accordance with General Assembly resolution 75/290 A, an informal note will be prepared by the Secretariat to support the discussions during the Coordination Segment. A non-negotiated factual summary will be prepared by the President of the Economic and Social Council in consultation with the Bureau to reflect key messages from the discussions during the Coordination Segment and the Partnership Forum. It will include strategic proposals, transformative policy recommendations as well as good practices derived from the work of the UN system. 


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