ECOSOC and Interorganizational Cooperation Branch (EICB)

  • Organizes together with all entities of the United Nations System, 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.
  • Plays a facilitating role in improving 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.
  • Organizes and conducts outreach on the work of ECOSOC through newsletters and other online resources.
  • Provides organizational and substantive secretariat support to the Ad Hoc Advisory Groups on African Countries emerging from conflict ( Burundi and Guinea-Bissau ) and the Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Haiti by servicing their meetings and contributing to the mobilization of international support to these countries. On 26 July 2006, the Economic and Social Council decided to terminate the mandate of the Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Burundi given the decision by the newly established Peacebuilding Commission to address the needs of Burundi. On 19 December 2007, Guinea Bissau was also added to the agenda of the Peacebuilding Commission
  • Identifies and organizes meetings of the ECOSOC on emergency issues by bringing together all relevant stakeholders for open dialogues in the Council on the basis of well researched and analyzed issues notes prepared through United Nations system-wide collaboration.
  • Acts as focal point at the United Nations Secretariat level to ensure multi-sectoral and system-wide collaboration on issues related to a range of themes involving United Nations Agencies, including transport of dangerous goods, HIV/AIDS, dialogue among civilizations, culture of peace, and others.
  • Facilitates the promotion of public-private partnerships in rural development.
  Ms. Leslie Wade
  One UN Plaza, DC1-14th Floor
  Fax: 212-963-7454