The Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of ECOSOC will bring together key figures and stakeholders from ECOSOC’s past and present to mark 70 years of the Council’s efforts in support of the three dimensions of sustainable development—economic, social and environmental. Drawing on experience and major milestones in ECOSOC’s history, the commemoration will look ahead to how the Council can most effectively fulfil its mandates and functions in support of implementation， follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The Commemoration will invite current and former Bureau Members of the Council, as well as sustainable development experts, to engage in panel discussions and dialogue with Member States, civil society and other stakeholders.
This one-half day event will take place on Friday, 22 January 2016, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm in the ECOSOC Chamber. Non-governmental organizations in active consultative status with ECOSOC (and valid grounds passes for UN Headquarters) are invited to join the proceedings. Discussions before and during the event can be followed on social media at #ECOSOC70 and on ECOSOC’s Facebook account.