ECOSOC President's reports
By resolution 2311(XXII) of 14 December 1967, the General Assembly requested the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) to consider, in consultation with the Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples (C-24), appropriate measures for the co-ordination of the policies and activities of the specialized agencies in implementing the relevant resolutions of the General Assembly.
At its 1568th meeting on 19 November 1968, the ECOSOC agreed that the President of the ECOSOC and the Chair the C-24 should hold further consultations on the implementation of the 1960 Declaration on Decolonization by the specialized agencies and the international institutions associated with the United Nations and that a report should be submitted to the ECOSOC (see its decision).
Currently, by its resolution on support to Non-Self-Governing Territories by specialized agencies and international institutions associated with the United Nations, the ECOSOC annually requests its President to continue to maintain close contact with the Chair of the C-24 on the matters considered in that resolution.
The General Assembly, by its annual resolution on the implementation on the 1960 Declaration on Decolonization, requests the specialized agencies and other organizations of the United Nations system and international and regional organizations to examine and review conditions in each Non-Self-Governing Territory, so as to take appropriate measures to accelerate progress in the economic and social sectors of the Territories. In this regard, the General Assembly also requests the ECOSOC to continue to consider, in consultation with the C-24, appropriate measures for the coordination of the policies and activities of the specialized agencies and other organizations of the United Nations system in implementing the relevant resolutions of the General Assembly.
The reports of the President of the ECOSOC listed below put together information submitted by various specialized agencies and other organizations associated with the UN regarding their assistance to the Non-Self-Governing Territories.
The ECOSOC considers the report and adopts a resolution on the implementation of the 1960 Declaration on Decolonization, every year, usually in July. For more details, please look at the ECOSOC page.