ECOSOC

Haiti: ECOSOC team sees progress but renews call for ongoing development aid

Just returned from a mission to Haiti, the leader of a team from the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) today painted a mixed picture of the Caribbean country, which has experienced greater political stability and security in recent months but still faces numerous development challenges which he said must be met through a determined international response.

Global financial bodies should better reflect developing world interests – Ban Ki-moon

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on officials from international financial institutions like the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) attending a United Nations meeting in New York to engage in deep reforms to accommodate the interests of developing countries.

Ban Ki-moon stresses key role of ECOSOC at meeting with leaders

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced optimism about the role of the Economic and Social Council during a meeting with its current president as well as seven others who held the position in recent years.

Migiro says creating jobs crucial to achieving key development goals by 2015

Job creation will be vital in efforts to reach the ambitious Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – a set of targets to slash a host of social ills, such as extreme poverty, by 2015, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro said today.

New leader charts plans to rejuvenate UN Economic and Social Council

The newly-elected President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) today proposed ways to revitalize that body by involving a wider variety of people in its work, from government ministers to activists to academics to business executives, as it reaches for a more prominent role in 2007.

Ban Ki-moon sets out vision for reinvigorated UN Economic and Social Council

Stressing the crucial role of development to the United Nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today set out his vision for the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) to foster greater progress in this field.

Development dominates UN Economic and Social Council work as session winds down

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) wound up its annual meeting in Geneva today with a series of resolutions aimed at improving the world body’s development operations.

Developing countries should take charge of their economic growth – UN report

Developing nations should take more initiative in determining economic policies that address their specific needs and chart their own reform path, the United Nations contends in a report issued to the current session of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

UN Economic and Social Council aims to strengthen relief aid coordination

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), meeting in Geneva, has adopted a resolution that would strengthen the coordination of the world body's humanitarian assistance.

UN Economic and Social Council focuses on helping foster recovery after disasters

Rebuilding after a major natural disaster such as the Asian tsunami and the Pakistan earthquake must start quickly and must be sustained, according recovery experts told the United Nations Economic and Social Council meeting in Geneva today.