ECOSOC Integration Meeting (13 May 2013)
At the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), world leaders acknowledged the vital importance of an inclusive, transparent, strengthened and effective multilateral system to better address the urgent global challenges of sustainable development. In The Future We Want, world leaders also recognized the important role of the Economic and Social Council in achieving a balanced integration of the three dimensions of sustainable development.
The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is taking action.
The Council organized a Special Ministerial Meeting on 24 September at UN Headquarters in New York.
And on 13 May, the ECOSOC Integration Meeting will bring together policymakers, key stakeholders and UN system to examine how science, technology and innovation can contribute to the integration of the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development for triple-win solutions in the energy and agriculture sectors.
ECOSOC Special Ministerial Meeting (24 September 2012)
The Special Ministerial Meeting in September centered on a moderated expert panel discussion followed by an interactive dialogue on strengthening the multilateral system for sustainable development and a better integration of the economic, social and environmental spheres.
The Meeting was a unique opportunity to discuss with Government Ministers from around the world, and other key players from the international community, the steps that are needed for a more effective multilateral system for sustainable development.