ECOSOC President urges investments, more foreign aid in education and health

The current high-level segment of the United Nations Economic and Social Council should centre on building on the achievements of previous UN global conferences and work towards making an upcoming summit on sustainable development a success, the President of ECOSOC, as the UN Council is known, said today.

UN Economic and Social Council's annual session to look at health, education policies

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is set to begin its annual session next week with a high-level discussion of health and education policies as they relate to the overall development process.

Links between education and development discussed at UN round table

Leading education experts joined government ministers and United Nations officials today for a round table discussion on the link between education and development, part of the preparations for the UN Economic and Social Council’s (ECOSOC) high-level segment later this year.

Opening 2002 session, ECOSOC elects senior Croatian diplomat as President

The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) – the United Nations principal organ for coordinating economic, social, and related work – began its 2002 session today with the election of a senior diplomat from Croatia as its President.

ECOSOC suspends 2001 session after close examination of African development

The United Nations Economic and Social Council has suspended its annual session, which focused largely on development in Africa while touching on other pressing issues, including genetic testing and information and communications technology.

African ownership of development projects key to their success, ECOSOC told

As the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) moved into its third day of high-level debate on African economic advancement and poverty eradication, government officials today emphasized that African "ownership" of development programmes was vital to the lasting success of these activities.

Economic and Social Council opens substantive session in Geneva

With the challenges of fighting poverty in Africa high on its agenda, the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) - one of the UN's six principal organs -- opened today its annual substantive session in Geneva.