Opening 2002 session, ECOSOC elects senior Croatian diplomat as President

The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) – the United Nations principal organ for coordinating economic, social, and related work – began its 2002 session today with the election of a senior diplomat from Croatia as its President.

ECOSOC suspends 2001 session after close examination of African development

The United Nations Economic and Social Council has suspended its annual session, which focused largely on development in Africa while touching on other pressing issues, including genetic testing and information and communications technology.

African ownership of development projects key to their success, ECOSOC told

As the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) moved into its third day of high-level debate on African economic advancement and poverty eradication, government officials today emphasized that African "ownership" of development programmes was vital to the lasting success of these activities.

Economic and Social Council opens substantive session in Geneva

With the challenges of fighting poverty in Africa high on its agenda, the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) - one of the UN's six principal organs -- opened today its annual substantive session in Geneva.