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.