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.

General Assembly President calls for stronger Economic and Social Council

The President of the General Assembly, Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, today urged the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) to strengthen its role as the central mechanism for coordination of economic and social issues and to play the key role in implementing decisions of UN conferences and summits.

Twenty-one new members join UN Economic and Social Council

Twenty-one countries were today elected to serve on the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), one of the six principal organs of the United Nations and the main body tasked with furthering economic and social cooperation and development worldwide.

As aid levels lag, development cooperation more vital than ever – UN officials

Senior United Nations officials today stressed the importance of development cooperation and making assistance more effective, especially at a time when governments worldwide are tightening their belts and aid budgets are being slashed.

UN Economic and Social Forum ends with calls for implementation of decisions

The President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) today urged the implementation of decisions made at the body’s substantive session this year, which focused on the importance of education as a catalyst for the achievement of the global goals against poverty.

High-level meeting of UN Economic and Social Council to focus on education

Making education accessible for all will be the focus of a United Nations conference in Geneva next week that will bring together representatives from governments, international organizations, civil society and academia to discuss ways of ensuring everyone has an opportunity to acquire knowledge.