Economic and Social Council to focus on global job crisis at upcoming session

In a new look at why more than half the world's workforce cannot earn enough to lift themselves and their families out of extreme poverty, the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) will consider possible solutions that can generate productive employment and decent work as it opens its annual session in Geneva on Monday.

Experts open UN session to encourage more accurate use of place names

An estimated 200 experts, representing 22 linguistic or geographical divisions around the world, opened a session today at the United Nations Office in Vienna on advancing the development of more consistency and greater accuracy in the use of place names, and standardizing written forms of geographical names.

Tunisian diplomat elected to lead UN Economic and Social Council in 2006

Ali Hachani of Tunisia was elected President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for 2006 at a meeting today in New York where reform dominated discussions of the body’s future work.