ECOSOC and HLPF Reviews

  • NEW: Review of the implementation of General Assembly resolution 67/290 on the high-level political forum on sustainable development, resolution 70/299 on the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the global level and resolution 72/305 on the strengthening of the Economic and Social Council: adopted by the General Assembly on 12 August 2020 (Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish)
  • GA resolution 70/299 decided to review progress in implementing resolution 70/299 and resolution 67/290 on the format and organizational aspects of the high-level political forum(HLPF) at the 74th session of the GA, in order to benefit from lessons learned in the first cycle of the forum as well as from other processes under the GA and the ECOSOC related to the follow-up and review of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
  • Efforts to strengthen ECOSOC have been ongoing since its creation. GA resolution 72/305, the latest in this effort, addressed a wide range of issues, including a more focused and pertinent agenda, revisiting the ECOSOC cycle, and the Council’s oversight and coordination function of its subsidiary bodies.
  • GA resolution 72/305 on the implementation of the GA resolution 68/1 on ECOSOC strengthening decided that the arrangements contained in that resolution and its annex would be reviewed at the 74th session of the GA and at subsequent review cycles in conjunction with the review process of the HLPF.
  • On 13 January 2020, the President of the General Assembly appointed the Permanent Representative of Benin and the Permanent Representative of Georgia to facilitate the intergovernmental negotiations related to the implementation of the resolution 72/305 on ECOSOC strengthening and the HLPF resolutions (67/290 and 70/299). 

     

STATEMENTS

 

LETTERS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

 

MAJOR DOCUMENTS RELATED TO ECOSOC AND HLPF MANDATES

  • United Nations Charter (1945): Chapter IX: “International economic and social cooperation” and Chapter X: “The Economic and Social Council”
  • A/RES/32/197 (1977): Restructuring of the economic and social sectors of the UN System
  • A/RES/45/264 (1991): Restructuring and revitalization of the UN in the economic, social and related field's
  • A/RES/48/162 (1993): Further measures for the restructuring and revitalization of the UN in the economic, social and related fields
  • A/RES/50/227 (1996): Further measures for the restructuring and revitalization of the UN in the economic, social and related fields
  • A/RES/53/12B (1997): Renewing the United Nations: a programme for reform
  • A/RES/60/1 (2005): World Summit Outcome Document
  • A/RES/61/16 (2006): Strengthening of the Economic and Social Council
  • A/RES/66/288 (2012): The Future We Want
  • A/RES/67/290 (2013): Format and organizational aspects of the high-level political forum on sustainable development
  • A/RES/68/1 (2013): Review of the implementation of GA resolution 61/16 on the strengthening of the Economic and Social Council
  • A/RES/70/1 (2015): Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
  • A/RES/70/299 (2016): Follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the global level
  • A/RES/72/305 (2018): Review of the implementation of GA resolution 68/1 on the strengthening of the ECOSOC
  • A/RES/74/4 (2019): Political Declaration of the HLPF convened under the auspices of the General Assembly
  • A/RES/74/298 (2020): Review of the implementation of General Assembly resolution 67/290 on the high-level political forum on sustainable development, resolution 70/299 on the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the global level and resolution 72/305 on the strengthening of the Economic and Social Council: adopted by the General Assembly on 12 August 2020

 

ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS