ECOSOC

General Assembly elects 22 new members of UN Economic and Social Council

The General Assembly today elected 22 countries to serve on the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), one of the principal organs of the United Nations and the body responsible for coordinating the economic, social and related work of various UN specialized agencies, regional commissions and functional commissions.

UN Economic and Social Council well-situated to enhance public health, says official

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is uniquely placed to address the world’s most pressing development issues, including public health, a top official with the world body said today, as the 54-member group wrapped up its annual month-long substantive session.

President predicts ‘challenging’ year ahead for UN Economic and Social Council

The head of the United Nations Economic and Social Council predicts a “challenging” year ahead for the 54-member body as it seeks to contribute to efforts to tackle the financial crisis and to further the global development agenda.