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ECOSOC’s High-level Segment Concludes

2 July 2010: Beginning on 28 June, the high-level segment of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) concluded on 2 July 2010, in New York, US.

The segment included a dialogue with UN Regional Commissions, which was moderated by Ján Kubiš, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). In his presentations, Abdoulie Janneh, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)underscored that African Governments had paid little attention to the interface between gender and climate change in their policy design and implementation.  He called for, inter alia, rigorous accountability on gender concerns through the collection of sex-disaggregated data, and the promotion of research on the impact of climate change on all sectors, with an emphasis on food security.

During the annual ministerial review, several speakers emphasized that women disproportionately felt the negative impacts of the global food, climate and finance crises. The week's events also included the two-day Development Cooperation Forum, which was structured around a series of round-table discussions and policy dialogues. [ECOSOC Press Release, 1 July 2010] [ECOSOC Press Release, 2 July 2010] [Climate Change Policy & Practice Story on the ECOSOC Development Cooperation Forum]