Economic and Social Council

Economic and Social Council

2 March 2017
ECOSOC/6820

The concept of sustaining peace and eradicating poverty provided an opportunity to bring an integrated, coherent and coordinated approach to United Nations development and humanitarian efforts, the President of the General Assembly said today as the Economic and Social Council concluded its three-day operational activities segment.

1 March 2017
ECOSOC/6819

Securing predictable, sustainable financing required traditional and innovative systems, involving partnerships to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, delegates in the Economic and Social Council said today, calling for burden sharing and resource mobilization at all levels.

28 February 2017
ECOSOC/6817

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals was not an option, but an imperative for a safe and security future of prosperity, opportunity and human rights for all, Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, said today as the Economic and Social Council opened its 2017 operational activities segment.

31 January 2017
ECOSOC/6808

The sixth Economic and Social Council Youth Forum concluded today with participants calling for young people to champion their own interests, rather than merely handing over power to their elders, as they took their place at the forefront of implementing the Sustainable Development Goals.

30 January 2017
ECOSOC/6806

Convening amid a backlash against globalization, expanding economic inequality and marked shifts towards nationalism and isolation around the world, the sixth annual Economic and Social Council Youth Forum opened to hundreds of Government representatives and youth delegates today with an urgent focus on the role of youth in poverty eradication and promoting prosperity.

26 January 2017
ECOSOC/6804

The Economic and Social Council today adopted two draft decisions on the theme of its 2017 session and on the dates of its upcoming coordination and management segments, as well as elected a new Vice-President.

9 December 2016
ECOSOC/6802

After adopting a decision on future meetings of the Expert Committee on International Cooperation in Tax Matters, the Economic and Social Council then held a special meeting on the matter.

8 December 2016
ECOSOC/6801

The Economic and Social Council met this morning to fill regular and outstanding vacancies in nine of its subsidiary bodies.

23 November 2016
ECOSOC/6800

The Economic and Social Council today adopted two draft decisions, respectively, on the dates and venue for the meetings of the United Nations Forum on Forests in 2017, and on the themes for the Council’s 2017, 2018 and 2019 sessions.

5 October 2016
ECOSOC/6798

The Economic and Social Council today adopted a resolution and decision on international cooperation in tax matters, as well as a decision on its working arrangements.

30 September 2016
ECOSOC/6797

The Economic and Social Council today adopted a decision (document E/2017/L.4), by which it recommended that the General Assembly decide on enlarging the membership of the Executive Committee of the Programme of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) from 98 to 101 States at its seventy-first session.

28 July 2016
ECOSOC/6796

Opening the first meeting of its 2017 session today, the Economic and Social Council elected, by acclamation, Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava (Zimbabwe) as its new President and adopted the provisional agenda and working arrangements for its upcoming session.

27 July 2016
ECOSOC/6795

The Economic and Social Council concluded its coordination and management segment this afternoon with the adoption of 10 draft resolutions and 5 draft decisions.

26 July 2016
ECOSOC/6794

Continuing its coordination and management session, the Economic and Social Council today adopted 5 resolutions and 11 decisions on topics ranging from crime prevention and criminal justice to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and narcotic drugs to the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

25 July 2016
ECOSOC/6793

Opening a three-day coordination and management session today, the Economic and Social Council considered a range of issues — from regional cooperation to the participation of non-governmental organizations at United Nations proceedings —adopting seven resolutions and seven decisions.

22 July 2016
ECOSOC/6792

The Development Cooperation Forum was a neutral and impartial space that allowed for fresh perspectives and discussions of new development cooperation paradigms, the Economic and Social Council heard today, as its high-level segment ended today with the adoption of a ministerial declaration.

21 July 2016
ECOSOC/6791

Effective development cooperation — marked by fresh thinking, better coordination and concrete action — would be critical to making good on the unprecedented opportunities presented by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, speakers said today, as the Development Cooperation Forum opened its fifth biennial high-level meeting.

20 July 2016
ECOSOC/6790

The 2016 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development concluded today with the adoption of a declaration that committed ministers from around the world to leaving no one behind in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

19 July 2016
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Full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development would require reaching those lagging furthest behind as an urgent priority, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, as the Economic and Social Council continued the ministerial segment of its High-Level Political Forum.

18 July 2016
ECOSOC/6785

Despite persistent challenges and unforeseen setbacks, States must speed up efforts to reach the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development targets to truly ensure that no one was left behind, the Economic and Social Council heard today at the start of a three-day ministerial segment of its High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, with related panel discussions on reaching the most vulnerable, tackling country-specific challenges and identifying effective means of implementation.