UN Economic and Social Council debates complex humanitarian emergencies

The United Nations Economic and Social Council today held a wide-ranging debate on how to best enable relief workers to reach vulnerable populations in the midst of natural disasters and complex humanitarian emergencies, when several factors can often combine to exacerbate already dangerous conditions.

ECOSOC looks to boost role as UN's leading development forum

A strong and effective Economic and Social Council is essential for the United Nations to be able to play a leading role in helping the people of the world achieve a better future, Deputy Secretary-General Louise Fréchette said today as the Council began a discussion on how to strengthen ECOSOC, as it is known, and follow up recent UN conferences.

People must be centre of UN’s work, Annan tells opening of ECOSOC session

The international community must seize the unparalleled opportunities offered by the globalizing world in order to achieve greater equity through more sustained and balanced growth, especially in Africa, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan told the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) today as it opened its annual session at UN Headquarters in New York.

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.