Ecosoc Ad Hoc Advisory Groups on African Countries Emerging by Department of Economic and Social Affairs

By Department of Economic and Social Affairs

This booklet offers an evaluate of the function, functionality and perform of the ECOSOC advert Hoc Advisory teams on African international locations rising from clash. The Mandate of those teams is to organize thoughts for a long term programme of aid and supply recommendation on find out how to make sure that the help of the overseas neighborhood is enough, coherent, good coordinated and powerful. This event constitutes a brand new type of overseas help to nations rising from conflicts inside of multilateral associations. the teachings realized from their paintings are fairly suitable within the context of the elevated position of the United countries within the box of peace construction.

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Discussions focussed on problems related to the disbursement of aid as well as on the possibility of a follow-up mission to Burundi by the Advisory Group. 10 December 2004 The Advisory Group met with the UNDGIECHA Working Group on Transition Issues. Members of the Working Group presented their main findings related to Burundi. 4 February 2005 The Chairman of the Group presented an oral report to ECOSOC, underlining that despite some progress in 39 ECOSOC Ad Hoc Advisory G r o u ~ on s African Countries Emergine from Conflict international assistance, more support was needed from development partners in order to consolidate the peace process and to support the transition from relief to development.

A key aim of the advisory group would be to enhance efficiency and promote synergy. With technical support from the United Nations system and others, it would draw together into a common perspective and make maximum use of existing instruments and any related documentation. Within the United Nations system, including the Bretton Woods institutions, these would include the United Nations generic guidelines on the strategic framework approach, the 49 ECOSOC Ad Hoc Advisorv G r o u ~ son African Countries Emerging from Conflict consolidated appeals process, the common country assessment, the United Nations Development Assistance Framework, poverty reduction strategy papers, consultative group and round table mechanisms and other vehicles for coordination, support and funding.

It is important that we learn from these, which could inform the workings of the Peacebuilding Commission and ECOSOC. "59 Looked at from this perspective, ECOSOC AHAGs have taken on the role of a catalyst for formal institutional change. Ad hoc mechanisms are in high demand especially at times when the UN system has to respond to a wide range of rather complex conflict settings while having only limited and disparate problemsolving capacities at its disposal to deal with them. Yet, this is hardly an entirely new development.

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