Economic and Social Council Press Release

19 April 2013

ISTANBUL, 19 April — With crucial negotiations on global forestry issues headed into the final stretch, the chief of the United Nations Forum on Forests told reporters today that the intergovernmental body would wrap up its work in Istanbul having “broken new ground” on a range of measures to improve sustainable forest management.

9 April 2013

Five seemingly ordinary people who have done extraordinary work for their communities and forests are being recognized as “Forest Heroes” at a special “Forests for People” award ceremony that will take place on Wednesday in Istanbul. The awards are being presented as 197 member States meet at the tenth session of the United Nations Forum on Forests.

26 March 2013

With youth comprising almost 20 per cent of the global population and being among the most affected by global economic, social and environmental challenges, the United Nations Economic and Social Council will organize a youth forum at New York Headquarters to explore opportunities in today’s world for young people aged between 15 and 24 years.

4 March 2013

The fifty-seventh session of the Commission on the Status of Women opens on 4 March at United Nations Headquarters, and will focus on the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls, including two key areas — preventing violence and providing support services and responses to female survivors.

4 February 2013

Giving the poorest and most vulnerable the voice and tools needed to lift themselves out of poverty is key to bolstering efforts towards and beyond the achievement of global development goals, according to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s latest report on promoting people’s empowerment, the priority theme of the Commission on Social Development’s fifty-first session when it meets from 6 to 15 February at United Nations Headquarters.

9 July 2012

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s opening remarks at the Economic and Social Council high-level panel on accountability, transparency and sustainable development, in New York on 9 July:

9 July 2012

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s closing remarks at the Development Cooperation Forum, in New York on 6 July:

4 June 2012

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro’s remarks to the Economic and Social Council and Peacebuilding Commission on job creation for young people, in New York, 4 June:

4 May 2012

A high-level event convened by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to mark the fifth anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples will be part of a two-week meeting beginning at United Nations Headquarters in New York on Monday.

4 May 2012

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro’s remarks to the Economic and Social Council Conference on Creating a Sustainable Future: Empowering Youth with Better Job Opportunities, in New York, 4 May: