ECOSOC and global governance

A special event will be convened at UN headquarters in New York on 7 March with support from UN DESA’s Office for ECOSOC Support and Coordination

The objective of this event, themed “ECOSOC and Global Governance”, is to identify the world’s most pressing global governance challenges and examine how the UN ― and the Economic and Social Council in particular ― can better meet them. Panellists will particularly discuss global financial, economic and sustainable development governance, analyzing their implications for the UN and ECOSOC. The Council’s relationship with the G20 will be considered, as will ECOSOC’s role in the post-Rio+20 follow-up.

H.E. Mr. Gert Rosenthal, Permanent Representative of Guatemala to the UN, will serve as moderator and panellists will include Mr. José Antonio Ocampo, Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; and a high-level representative of the Government of Mexico (TBC), which currently holds the G20 presidency.

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