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ECOSOC and Interorganizational Cooperation Branch (EICB)

Main functions

  • The Branch supports the organization and the preparations of the Integration Segment, and Coordination and Management Meetings of the Economic and Social Council, including by enhancing the participation of major stakeholders in the work of the Council;
  • EICB is also tasked with the responsibility of strengthening the work of ECOSOC by promoting multi-stakeholders participation, including, in particular the private sector, foundations, academia, youth in support of the international development agenda, including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs);
  • EICB also acts as a focal point at the United Nations Secretariat level for facilitating coordination, cooperation and joint planning in the economic and social fields among United Nations specialized agencies, funds and programmes and with the Bretton Woods institutions, and supports ECOSOC's capacity for system-wide programme coordination and coherence, through convening meetings of these organizations and by facilitating panel discussions, briefings, roundtables, ad-hoc meetings, keynote addresses on major relevant themes and agenda items to be considered by the General Assembly and ECOSOC; The Branch supports the efforts of the Council to exercise its oversight and coordination role in the work of its subsidiary bodies, in particular its functional commissions;
  • Provides advice to the ECOSOC Bureau on strengthening its relations with the Peacebuilding Commission and the Security Council with a view to promoting an integrated approach to peace and development; facilitating organizational and substantive secretariat support to the Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Haiti; and works in close collaboration with the Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO) on countries emerging from conflicts;
  • Organizes and conducts outreach on the work of ECOSOC by involving the traditional and social media;
  • Identifies and organizes meetings of the ECOSOC on emergency issues by bringing together all relevant stakeholders for open dialogues in the Council.