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Development dominates UN Economic and Social Council work as session winds down

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) wound up its annual meeting in Geneva today with a series of resolutions aimed at improving the world body’s development operations.

Developing countries should take charge of their economic growth – UN report

Developing nations should take more initiative in determining economic policies that address their specific needs and chart their own reform path, the United Nations contends in a report issued to the current session of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

UN Economic and Social Council aims to strengthen relief aid coordination

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), meeting in Geneva, has adopted a resolution that would strengthen the coordination of the world body's humanitarian assistance.

UN Economic and Social Council focuses on helping foster recovery after disasters

Rebuilding after a major natural disaster such as the Asian tsunami and the Pakistan earthquake must start quickly and must be sustained, according recovery experts told the United Nations Economic and Social Council meeting in Geneva today.

UN agencies report improved cooperation thanks to reform efforts

The United Nations has improved its field operations to help countries pursue their development goals as a result of better interagency cooperation, the heads of UN agencies told the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) today, but still more reforms are necessary.

Official development aid grows, but not enough to meet goals: UN report

Donor countries’ official development assistance (ODA) to poorer nations has grown markedly in the past few years due to various relief efforts, but funding to meet international development goals has actually dropped off, according to a report presented today to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in Geneva.

Strong growth trend for developing countries threatened by volatilities: UN report

Developing countries, including the poorest 50 among them, are on track in 2006 to continue the impressive 6.0 per cent growth rate of the past two years, but are threatened by volatility in commodity prices and interest rates, according to a new United Nations report.

Senior UN economic official says ‘policy coherence at all levels’ needed for development

Stressing the importance of dealing comprehensively with social and economic issues in view of their impact on poverty and hunger, a senior official from the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) said today that policy coherence at all levels and across all sectors was needed to successfully achieve development goals.

Full employment key to sustainable development, ministers declare at UN meeting

Ministers at the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in Geneva today adopted a Ministerial Declaration recognizing that full and productive employment and decent work for all as key elements of sustainable development for all countries, and therefore a priority objective of international cooperation.

Calling for sharpened focus on the poor, UN officials open development council

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Mark Malloch Brown today opened the yearly session of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in Geneva with a call for that body to sharpen its focus on the achievement of the development goals agreed upon at the 2000 Millennium Summit.