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.

General Assembly selects 18 members of Economic and Social Council

The General Assembly today elected 18 countries to serve on the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), one of the principal organs of the United Nations, for three-year terms starting 1 January next year.

Economic and Social Council wraps up ‘historic’ month-long session

The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) today wrapped up its annual substantive session, which this year focused on efforts to achieve sustainable development and saw the holding of the first ever Development Cooperation Forum.

Migiro outlines how UN can better assist countries meet development goals

The United Nations can best assist countries reach their development goals by focusing on national priorities, continually improving its programmes and ensuring adequate resources for its activities, the Deputy Secretary-General said today.

Cooperation key to overcoming development hurdles, says ECOSOC president

Surging food and oil prices, along with global financial turmoil, have made cooperation essential to reach development goals, Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) President Leo Mérorès said today.

UN development agenda has reached ‘critical juncture,’ Ban says

The United Nations has reached “a critical juncture” in the implementation of its development agenda, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, with soaring oil and food prices, turmoil in the financial markets, inequality and climate change all threatening to strike hardest at the world’s poorest people.

UN Economic and Social Council to focus on aid effectiveness, world economy

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) will stage policy dialogues on development cooperation, the state of the world economy and its impact on the UN’s development agenda during its High-Level Segment next week.

UN will strive to strengthen its development agenda, pledges Migiro

Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro has pledged the commitment of the United Nations to ensuring more effective and coherent international cooperation to help countries achieve their development goals, and to strengthen the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) as a key body in this regard.