UN meeting debates how to improve multilateral system for sustainable development aims

A special meeting on how best to strengthen the world’s multilateral system to better promote sustainable development kicked off at UN Headquarters in New York today with a call for new thinking and greater policy coherence on the issue.

UN Economic and Social Council launches online forum on sustainable development

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has launched a global online forum where audiences can ask questions of Government officials from around the world on the steps needed to address challenges on sustainable development issues.

As ECOSOC annual substantive session ends, UN officials hail achievements

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) today wrapped up four weeks of high-level engagement and dialogue, review and deliberation, and decision-making on issues such as unemployment, women’s empowerment and information technology.

UN Economic and Social Council high-level segment ends with call for partnerships

The United Nations Economic and Social Council’s (ECOSOC) high-level segment ended today with the adoption of a ministerial declaration calling for strengthened partnerships amongst Governments, the private sector and civil society to address issues that are crucial for providing full employment and decent work.

At high-level discussion, UN officials highlight costs of corruption on societies

At a high-level panel discussion on accountability and transparency, United Nations officials today highlighted the costs that corruption has on societies, and called on countries to forge partnerships to combat this issue.

ECOSOC to tackle global jobs crisis during next week’s high-level segment

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) will tackle the global jobs crisis when it begins its high-level segment on Monday, its President told reporters today.

ECOSOC President urges effective policies to spur economic recovery

The President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) today urged governments to implement effective and coordinated policies designed to help put the world economy on a path to sustained growth and development.

UN officials urge measures to boost the world’s flagging economy

Senior United Nations officials today warned that the world’s economy continues to teeter on the brink of another downturn, with growth in output having slowed considerably last year and expected to remain weak in 2013.