Further review of the Implementation of Resolution 61/16 on the strengthening of the Economic and Social Council
Report of the Secretary General
ADVANCE UNEDITED VERSION – Report of the Secretary-General on “Implementation of General Assembly Resolution 61/16 on the Strengthening of the Economic and Social Council”.
At its 2012 substantive session, the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) adopted resolution E/RES/2012/30 entitled "Role of the Economic and Social Council in the integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits, in the light of relevant General Assembly resolutions, including resolution 61/16".
The resolution requests the Secretary-General to submit to the General Assembly, at its sixty-seventh session, a report containing proposals to strengthen ECOSOC, including its working methods, so that it can effectively fulfil its functions. The report is also to give special attention to the integrated coordination and implementation of, and follow-up to, the outcomes of all major United Nations conferences and summits in the economic, social, environmental and related fields.
The resolution further stipulates that the above mentioned report should be prepared in consultation with Member States and taking into account the contributions from the Council's functional and regional commissions and other subsidiary bodies, as appropriate.
Inputs Concerning the Strengthening of ECOSOC
In response to resolution E/RES/2012/30, the Secretariat requested Member States and United Nations bodies to provide suggestions and proposals for strengthening the Council and the ECOSOC system as a whole. Links to the inputs received are contained below.
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