United Nations ECOSOC Special Meeting “Impacts of the 2015/16 El Niño phenomenon: Reducing risks and capturing opportunities”
ECOSOC will be holding a Special Meeting on “Impacts of the 2015/16 El Niño phenomenon: Reducing risks and capturing opportunities” that will take place on 6 May 2016 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., at the UN Headquarters in New York. The meeting will draw on the experiences of affected countries and the UN system to identify lessons learned and recommendations for addressing the economic, social and environmental dimensions of the El Niño phenomenon. The meeting, organized by UN-DESA in collaboration with UNISDR and WMO, is being convened at the request of the General Assembly (A/RES/70/110). The meeting will be webcast at webtv.un.org.
To learn more about El Niño, visit the FAO webpage.