ECOSOC

ECOSOC President says humanitarian assistance will be overhauled

Informal consultations early next year will develop programmes to implement "a new and ambitious agenda on financing for the humanitarian community," the President of the United Nations council charged with coordinating humanitarian aid, as well as the follow-up to the major United Nations conferences, said.

Respect for human rights key to peace and prosperity, UN official tells ECOSOC

The history of the United Nations demonstrates that respect for human rights is essential for the prevention of conflicts and for socio-economic development, the UN’s Acting High Commissioner for Human Rights told the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) today during its annual meeting in Geneva.

ECOSOC adopts resolution on the implementation of outcomes of UN conferences

The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has adopted a resolution concerning its role in implementing the outcomes of major United Nations conferences and summits, deciding to take the necessary steps to put into action the provisions relevant to its work and its subsidiary machinery.

ECOSOC panel examines factoring HIV/AIDS into relief operations

Aid to conflict-torn countries must incorporate the fight against HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases into ongoing humanitarian relief operations, a panel of United Nations relief officials stressed during a discussion at the annual session of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in Geneva.

ECOSOC resolution would boost UN emergency aid efforts

Continuing its annual session in Geneva, the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) today adopted a resolution to strengthen the world body's capacity to coordinate emergency humanitarian efforts, and called upon all parties to armed conflicts to comply with international law.

ECOSOC panel discusses sustainable development in three conflict-torn countries

Continuing its annual session in Geneva, the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) today held a panel discussion to examine how to best assist conflict-torn Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Angola enjoy lasting stability and transition from relief to development.

ECOSOC votes for World Tourism Organization to be specialized UN agency

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) adopted a resolution today recommending to the General Assembly that the World Tourism Organization, an intergovernmental organization that serves as a global forum for tourism policy and issues, become a specialized agency of the UN.

ECOSOC holds panel discussion on rural development

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), holding its annual session in Geneva, today organized a panel to examine ways to collaborate on rural development with a view to realizing internationally agreed upon development goals.

ECOSOC and four UN agencies discuss ways to harmonize cooperation

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), holding its annual session in Geneva, met today with four top officials of the world body’s agencies to examine ways of enhancing cooperation for international development.

ECOSOC calls for abolition of agricultural subsidies

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) called today for the reduction and elimination of agricultural subsidies and urged developed countries to implement the commitments they made at the Doha trade conference in 2001 to facilitate market access for the products of developing countries.