ECOSOC SUBSIDIARY BODIES

ECOSOC oversees a complex ecosystem of subsidiary bodies, composed of UN regional commissions, ECOSOC functional commissions and expert bodies and related bodies. It is entrusted to guide and coordinate the work of these subsidiary bodies. It this has an influence on a wide remit of the work of the UN system on development.

NEW: Inputs to the 2021 HLPF by subsidiary body included below
         Informal summary by the Secretariat of the 2021 Joint meeting of the Council with the Chairs of the Subsidiary Bodies 

Regional Commissions

Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)

Next session: forthcoming

53rd session (17 – 23 March 2021). Theme: Africa’s sustainable industrialisation and diversification in the digital era in the context of Covid-19.

Report of the Secretary-General on regional cooperation in the economic, social and related fields [E/2021/15, E/2021/15/Add.1]

Report of the Conference of Ministers on the work of its fifty-third session ENG, ARA

Resolutions and decisions adopted by ECA on its 53rd session:

Resolution 972 (LIII): African Continental Free Trade Area

Resolution 973 (LIII): Data and statistics

Resolution 974 (LIII): Civil registration and vital statistics

Resolution 975 (LIII): Sustainable industrialization and diversification of Africa in the digital era in the context of the coronavirus disease pandemic

Resolution 976 (LIII): Coronavirus disease vaccines

Resolution 977 (LIII): Economic Commission for Africa support for least developed countries in the context of the Fifth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries

Resolution 978 (LIII): Vienna Programme of Action for Landlocked Developing Countries for the Decade 2014–2024

Resolution 979 (LIII): African Institute for Economic Development and Planning

Resolution 980 (LIII): Special drawing rights

Resolution 981 (LIII): 2022 programme plan and budget

Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

Next session: forthcoming

69th session (20–21 April 2021). Theme: Promoting circular economy and sustainable use of natural resources in the UNECE region.

Report of the Secretary-General on regional cooperation in the economic, social and related fields [E/2021/15, E/2021/15/Add.1]

Biennial Report (9 April 2019-20 April 2021)

Resolutions and decisions adopted by UNECE on its 69th session:

Decision A (69): High-level statement

Decision B (69): Circular economy and the sustainable use of natural resources

Decision C (69): Extension of the mandate of the Regional Forum on Sustainable Development

Decision D (69): Amendment to the rules of procedure of the Executive Committee

Decision E (69): Resource management, near-term acceleration of achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through action on gases and buildings, and study of the impact of subsidies as well as carbon pricing options

Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

Next session: forthcoming

ECLAC input to the 2021 HLPF new

38th biennial session (26 – 28 October 2020, no session in 2021)

Report of the Secretary-General on regional cooperation in the economic, social and related fields [E/2021/15, E/2021/15/Add.1]

Political declaration on an sustainable, inclusive and resilient recovery in Latin America and the Caribbean ENG, ESP

Report on the activities of the Commission, 2019 ENG, ESP

Resolutions and decisions adopted by ECLAC on its 38th session:

Resolution 737(XXXVIII): San José Resolution

Resolution 738(XXXVIII): Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean calendar of conferences for the period 2021–2022

Resolution 739(XXXVIII): Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean

Resolution 740(XXXVIII): Support for the work of the Latin American and Caribbean Institute for Economic and Social Planning

Resolution 741(XXXVIII): Statistical Conference of the Americas of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

Resolution 742(XXXVIII): Regional Conference on Social Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

Resolution 743(XXXVIII): Regional Conference on Population and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

Resolution 744(XXXVIII): Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean

Resolution 745(XXXVIII): Review of the implementation of the Vienna Programme of Action for Landlocked Developing Countries for the Decade 2014–2024

Resolution 746(XXXVIII): Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee

Resolution 747(XXXVIII): Ministerial Conference on the Information Society in Latin America and the Caribbean

Resolution 748(XXXVIII): Programme of work and priorities of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean for 2022

Resolution 749(XXXVIII): Committee on South-South Cooperation

Resolution 750(XXXVIII):Conference on Science, Innovation and Information and Communications Technologies of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

Next session: forthcoming

ESCAP input to the 2021 HLPF new

77th session (26 – 29 April 2021). Theme: Building back better in Asia and the Pacific.

Report of the Secretary-General on regional cooperation in the economic, social and related fields [E/2021/15, E/2021/15/Add.1]

Annual Report (22 May 2020 – 29 April 2021)

Resolutions and decisions adopted by ESCAP on its 77th session:

Resolution 77/1: Building back better from crises through regional cooperation in Asia and the Pacific

Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)

Next session: 31st ministerial session (was scheduled to take place in April 2020, new date TBD)

ESCWA input to the 2021 HLPF new

30th session (Beirut, 25-28 June 2018). Theme: Technology for sustainable development in the Arab region.

Report of the Secretary-General on regional cooperation in the economic, social and related fields [E/2021/15, E/2021/15/Add.1]

Report of the thirtieth session ENG, ARA

Resolutions and decisions adopted by ESCWA on its 30th session:

Beirut Consensus on Technology for Sustainable Development in the Arab Region

Resolution 329 (XXX): Establishment of the Arab Centre for Climate Change Policies in the Arab Region

Resolution 330 (XXX): Support for the Palestinian people

Resolution 331 (XXX): Comprehensive approaches to technical cooperation in response to member States’ emerging needs

Resolution 332 (XXX): Developing the work of the Technical Committee on Liberalization of Foreign Trade, Economic Globalization and Financing for Development

Resolution 333 (XXX): Adoption of the proposed amendments to the strategic framework and programme of work for the biennium 2018-2019

Resolution 334 (XXX): Adoption of the reports of the subsidiary bodies of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia

 

Functional Commissions

Commission for Social Development (CSocD)

Next session: 60th session (February 2022, dates TBC), New York. Priority theme: Inclusive and resilient recovery from COVID-19 for sustainable livelihoods, well-being and dignity for all: eradicating poverty and hunger in all its forms and dimensions to achieve the 2030 Agenda. 

CSocD input to the 2021 HLPF 

59th session (8 - 17 February 2021). Priority theme: Socially just transition towards sustainable development: the role of digital technologies on social development and well-being of all. Emerging Issues: Social policy to promote a more inclusive, resilient and sustainable recovery: Building back better post COVID-19 for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda in the context of the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development. Theme of Ministerial Forum: Promoting multilateralism to realize inclusive, resilient and sustainable recovery from COVID-19 in the context of the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development and its social dimensions.

Report of the Commission for Social Development on its fifty-ninth session (E/2021/26)

Resolutions/decisions adopted by the Council at the 2021 Management Segment (June meetings) as recommended by the Commission on its 59th session (E/2021/26, chap. I; and E/2021/SR.8) 19(b) 8 June

E/RES/2021/8: Future organization and methods of work of the Commission for Social Development t (sect. A, draft resolution I)

E/RES/2021/9: Social dimensions of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (sect. A, draft resolution II)

E/RES/2021/10: Socially just transition towards sustainable development: the role of digital technologies on social development and well-being of all (sect. A, draft resolution III)

Decision 2021/228: Report of the Commission for Social Development on its fifty-ninth session and provisional agenda and documentation for the sixtieth session (sect. B) 

Decision 2021/229: Statute of the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (sect. B)

Decision 2021/201 E: Confirmation of nomination of members on the Board of the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (sect. C, decision 59/101) 

Further resolutions and decisions adopted by CSocD on its 59th session (E/2021/26, chap. I, sect. D):

Resolution 59/1: Policies and programmes involving youth

Further resources:

Summary of the joint informal high-level meeting of the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the World Summit for Social Development, 1 December 2020

DESA/DISD

Statistical Commission 

Next session: 53rd session (1-4 March 2022), New York. 

Statistical Commission input to the 2021 HLPF 

52nd session (1 - 3 and 5 March 2021). 

Report of the Statistical Commission on its fifty-second session (E/2021/24)

Resolutions/decisions adopted by the Council on the 2021 Management Segment (June meetings) as recommended by the Commission on its 52nd session: (E/2021/24, chap. I, sect. A; and E/2021/SR.8) 18(c) 8 June

Decision: Report of the Statistical Commission on its fifty-second session and provisional agenda and dates of the fifty-third session of the Commission

Further resolutions and decisions adopted by the Statistical Commission on its 52nd session (E/2021/24, chap. I, sect. B): 

Decision 52/101: Global indicator framework for the Sustainable Development Goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Decision 52/102: Data and indicators for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Decision 52/103: Partnership, coordination and capacity-building for statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Decision 52/104: Coordination of statistical programmes

Decision 52/105: Economic statistics

Decision 52/106: National accounts

Decision 52/107: Business and trade statistics

Decision 52/108: Environmental-economic accounting

Decision 52/109: Migration statistics

Decision 52/110: Regional statistical development

Decision 52/111: Management and modernization of statistical systems

Decision 52/112: Big data

Decision 52/113: International statistical classifications

Decision 52/114: Household surveys

Decision 52/115: Data and metadata presentation and dissemination

Decision 52/116: Work programme of the Statistics Division

Decision 52/117: Information items 

Further resources:

A new framework the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting—Ecosystem Accounting (SEEA EA) was adopted by the UN Statistical Commission on 10 March. The new framework marks a major step forward that goes beyond the commonly used statistic of gross domestic product (GDP) that has dominated economic reporting since the end of World War II. This measure would ensure that natural capital—forests, wetlands and other ecosystems—are recognized in economic reporting. (DESA website story

DESA/SD

Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

Next session: 66th session (14 - 25 March 2022). Priority theme: achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and programmes. Review theme: women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work (agreed conclusions of the sixty-first session).

CSW input to the 2021 HLPF 

65th session (15 - 26 March 2021). Priority Theme:  Women's full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. Review theme: Women's empowerment and the link to sustainable development (agreed conclusions of the 60th session).

Report of the Commission on the Status of Women on its sixty-fifth session (E/2021/27)

Resolutions/decisions adopted by the Council on the 2021 Management Segment (June meetings) as recommended by the Commission on its 65th session (E/2021/27, chap. I, sect. B; and E/2021/SR.8) 19(a) 8 June

Decision: Report of the Commission on the Status of Women on its sixty-fifth session and provisional agenda and documentation for the sixty-sixth session of the Commission

Further resolutions and decisions adopted by CSW on its 65th session (E/2021/27, chap. I): 

Agreed conclusions of the sixty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women

Decision 65/101: Chairs’ summaries of the discussions held under agenda item 3 (Follow-up to the Fourth World Conference on Women and to the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly, entitled “Women 2000: gender equality, development and peace for the twenty-first century”)

Further resources:

UN Women

Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND)

Next session: forthcoming

CND input to the 2021 HLPF 

64th session (12 - 16 April 2021); reconvened 64th session (9 - 10 December 2021).

Report of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs on its sixty-fourth session [E/2021/28 (Supp. No. 8)]

Resolutions/decisions adopted by the Council at the 2021 Management Segment (July meetings) as recommended by the Commission on its 64th session (E/2021/28, chap. I, sect. A; and E/2021/SR.13) 19(d)  22 July

Draft decision: Report of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs on its sixty-fourth session and provisional agenda for its sixty-fifth session (draft decision I) 

Draft decision: Report of the International Narcotics Control Board (draft decision II and E/INCB/2020/1

Further resolutions and decisions adopted by CND on its 64th session (E/2021/28, chap. I, sect. B): 

Resolution 64/1: Statement of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs on the impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic on the implementation of Member States’ joint commitments to address and counter all aspects of the world drug problem

Resolution 64/2: Promoting alternative development as a development-oriented drug control strategy, including in the context of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and its consequences

Resolution 64/3: Promoting scientific evidence-based, quality, affordable and comprehensive drug prevention, treatment, sustained recovery and related support services

Resolution 64/4: Improving data collection on, and responses to, the harmful effects of the non-medical use of pharmaceuticals containing narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances or new psychoactive substances

Resolution 64/5: Facilitating access to comprehensive, scientific evidence-based drug demand reduction services and related measures, including for people impacted by social marginalization

Decision 64/1: Inclusion of isotonitazene in Schedule I of the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961 as amended by the 1972 Protocol

Decision 64/2: Inclusion of CUMYL-PEGACLONE in Schedule II of the Convention on Psychotropic Substances of 1971

Decision 64/3: Inclusion of MDMB-4en-PINACA in Schedule II of the Convention on Psychotropic Substances of 1971

Decision 64/4: Inclusion of 3-methoxyphencyclidine in Schedule II of the Convention on Psychotropic Substances of 1971

Decision 64/5: Inclusion of diphenidine in Schedule II of the Convention on Psychotropic Substances of 1971

Decision 64/6: Inclusion of clonazolam in Schedule IV of the Convention on Psychotropic Substances of 1971

Decision 64/7: Inclusion of diclazepam in Schedule IV of the Convention on Psychotropic Substances of 1971

Decision 64/8: Inclusion of flubromazolam in Schedule IV of the Convention on Psychotropic Substances of 1971

Resolutions/decisions adopted by the Council at its 5th plenary meeting as recommended by the Commission at its reconvened 63rd session 24 February 2021

Decision 2021/218: Improving the governance and financial situation of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime: extension of the mandate of the standing open ended intergovernmental working group on improving the governance and financial situation of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (E/2020/30, chap. I, sect. A, draft decision I, E/2020/28/Add.1, chap. I, sect. A, draft decision I, and E/2021/SR.5) 19(c),(d)

Decision 2021/220: Report of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs on its reconvened sixty-third session (E/2021/28/Add.1, chap. I, sect. A, draft decision II, and E/2021/SR.5) 19(d)

Further resources:

UNODC

Commission on Population and Development (CPD)

Next session: 55th session (25- 29 April 2022), New York. Main theme: Population, education and sustainable development

CPD input to the 2021 HLPF 

54th session (19 - 23 April 2021). Main theme: Population, food security, nutrition and sustainable development. 

Report of the Commission on Population and Development on its fifty-fourth session (E/2021/25)

Resolutions/decisions adopted by the Council at the 2021 Management Segment (June meetings) as recommended by the Commission on its 54th session (E/2021/25, chap. I, sect. A; and E/2021/SR.8) 18(f)  8 June 

Decision: Report of the Commission on Population and Development on its fifty-fourth session and provisional agenda for its fifty-fifth session

Resolutions/decisions adopted by CPD on its 54th session (E/2021/25, chap. I, sect. B):

Resolution 2021/1: Population, food security, nutrition and sustainable development

Decision 2021/101: Special theme for the fifty-sixth session of the Commission on Population and Development

Further resources:

DESA/PD

UNFPA

FAO

IFAD

United Nations Food Systems Summit 2021

United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF)

Next session: 17th session (9- 13 May 2022), New York. Thematic priorities: (i) Reversing the loss of forest cover; (ii) Enhancing forest-based economic, social and environmental benefits; (iii) Mobilizing financial resources and strengthening scientific and technical cooperation; (iv) promoting governance frameworks to advance implementation; (v) enhancing cooperation, coordination and coherence, for sustainable forest management.

UNFF input to the 2021 HLPF 

16th session (26 - 30 April 2021). Thematic priorities: (i) Reversing the loss of forest cover; (ii) Enhancing forest-based economic, social and environmental benefits; (iii) Mobilizing financial resources and strengthening scientific and technical cooperation; (iv) promoting governance frameworks to advance implementation; (v) enhancing cooperation, coordination and coherence, for sustainable forest management. 

Report of the United Nations Forum on Forests on its sixteenth session (E/2021/42

Resolutions/decisions adopted by the Council on the 2021 Management Segment (June meetings) as recommended by the Forum on its 16th session (E/2021/42, chap. I; and E/2021/SR.818(k) 8 June:

E/RES/2021/6: Programme of work of the United Nations Forum on Forests for the period 2022–2024  (sect. A)

Decision 2021/225: Report of the United Nations Forum on Forests on its sixteenth session and provisional agenda for its seventeenth session (sect. B) 

Further resolutions/decisions adopted by UNFF on its 16th session (E/2021/42, chap. I, sect. C):

Decision: Dates and venue of the seventeenth session of the United Nations Forum on Forests

Further resources:

DESA/UNFF

Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD)

Next session: 25th session (dates forthcoming), Geneva. Priority theme 1: Industry 4.0 for inclusive development. Priority theme 2: Science, technology and innovation for sustainable urban development in a post-coronavirus disease (COVID-19) world. 

CSTD input to the 2021 HLPF 

24th session (17 - 21 May 2021). Priority theme 1: Using STI to close the gap on SDG 3, good health and well-being. Priority theme 2: Harnessing blockchain for sustainable development: prospects and challenges. 

Report of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development on its twenty-fourth session [E/2021/31 (Supplement No. 11)]

Resolutions/decisions adopted by the Council at the 2021 Management Segment (July meetings) as recommended by the Commission on its 24th session (E/2021/31, chap. I; and E/2021/SR.13) 18(b) 22 July:

E/RES/2021/28: Assessment of the progress made in the implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (sect. A, draft resolution I)

E/RES/2021/29: Science, technology and innovation for development (sect. A, draft resolution II)

Decision 2021/254: Extension of the mandate of the Gender Advisory Board of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (sect. B, draft decision I)

Decision 2021/255: Participation of non-governmental organizations and civil society entities in the work of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (sect. B, draft decision II)

Decision 2021/256: Participation of academic and technical entities in the work of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (sect. B, draft decision III)

Decision 2021/257: Participation of business sector entities, including the private sector, in the work of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (sect. B, draft decision IV)

Decision 2021/258: Report of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development on its twenty-fourth session and provisional agenda and documentation for the twenty-fifth session of the Commission (sect. B, draft decision V)

Other related resolutions adopted by the Council at the 2021 Management Segment (July meetings) 18(b) 22 July

E/RES/2021/30: Open-source technologies for sustainable development (E/2021/L.27 and E/2021/SR.13)

Further resources

Report of the Secretary-General on the progress made in the implementation of and follow-up to the World Summit on the Information Society at the regional and international levels [E/2021/11]

UNCTAD

Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ)

Next session: forthcoming

CCPCJ input to the 2021 HLPF 

30th session (17 - 21 May 2021); reconvened 30th session (9 - 10 December 2021). Theme: Effective measures to prevent and counter the smuggling of migrants, while protecting the rights of smuggled migrants, particularly women and children, and those of unaccompanied migrant children. 

Report of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice on its thirtieth session [E/2021/30]

Resolutions/decisions adopted by the Council at the 2021 Management Segment (July meetings) as recommended by the Commission on its 30th session (E/2021/30, chap. I; and E/2021/SR.13) 19(c) 22 July:

E/RES/2021/20: Fourteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (sect. A, draft resolution I)

E/RES/2021/21: Reducing reoffending through rehabilitation and reintegration (sect. A, draft resolution II)

E/RES/2021/22: Integrating sport into youth crime prevention and criminal justice strategies (sect. A, draft resolution III)

E/RES/2021/23: Strengthening criminal justice systems during and after the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic (sect. A, draft resolution IV)

E/RES/2021/24: Preventing and combating crimes that affect the environment (sect. A, draft resolution V)

E/RES/2021/25: Implementation of the United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons (sect. B)

Decision 2021/253: Report of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice on its thirtieth session and provisional agenda for its thirty-first session (sect. C) 

Further resolutions/decisions adopted by CCPCJ on its 30th session (E/2021/30, chap. I, sect. D):

Resolution 30/1: Strengthening international cooperation in addressing the smuggling of migrants

Decision 30/1: Reports of the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute

Resolutions/decisions adopted by the Council at its 5th plenary meeting as recommended by the Commission at its reconvened 29th session 24 February 2021:

Decision 2021/218: Improving the governance and financial situation of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime: extension of the mandate of the standing open ended intergovernmental working group on improving the governance and financial situation of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (E/2020/30, chap. I, sect. A, draft decision I, E/2020/28/Add.1, chap. I, sect. A, draft decision I, and E/2021/SR.5) 19(c),(d)

Decision 2021/219: Report of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice on its regular and reconvened twenty-ninth sessions and provisional agenda of its thirtieth session (E/2020/30, chap. I, sect. A, draft decision II, and E/2021/SR.5) 19(c)

Further resources:

14th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

UNODC

 

Expert bodies composed of governmental experts

United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names (UNGEGN)

Next session: 3rd session (1- 5 May 2023), New York.

UNGEGN input to the 2021 HLPF

2nd session (3 - 7 May 2021). Theme: Geographical Names Supporting Sustainable Development and Management of the Pandemic.

Report of the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names on its 2021 session [E/2021/69]

Resolutions/decisions adopted by the Council at the 2021 Management Segment (July meetings) as recommended by the Group of Experts on its 2nd session (E/2021/69, chap. I, sect. A; and E/2021/SR.13) 18(i)  22 July:

Decision 2021/259: Report of the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names at its 2021 session: recommendation 1 

Decision 2021/260: Report of the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names at its 2021 session: recommendation 2

Decision 2021/261: Report of the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names at its 2021 session: recommendation 3 

Further resolutions/decisions adopted by UNGEGN on its 2nd session (E/2021/69, chap. I, sect. B):

Decision 2/2021/1: Report of the Chair

Decision 2/2021/2: Report of the Secretariat

Decision 2/2021/3: National, divisional and Working Group on Country Names reports

Decision 2/2021/4: Cooperation and liaison with other organizations

Decision 2/2021/5: National and international standardization of geographical names

Decision 2/2021/6: Social and economic benefits, supporting sustainable development, measures taken and proposed for the implementation of resolutions and evaluation of the work of the Group of Experts

Decision 2/2021/7: Issues of publicity for the Group of Experts and funding of Group projects

Decision 2/2021/8: Activities on national standardization in Africa

Decision 2/2021/9: Toponymic education

Decision 2/2021/10: Activities relating to the Working Group on Toponymic Terminology

Decision 2/2021/11: Geographical names as culture, heritage and identity, including indigenous, minority and regional languages and multilingual issues

Decision 2/2021/12: Exonyms

Decision 2/2021/13: Toponymic data files and gazetteers (data processing and tools, database management, data dissemination: products and services)

Decision 2/2021/14: Writing systems and pronunciation

Decision 2/2021/15: Other geographical names issues: “Creating an equal society through geographical names”

Decision 2/2021/16: Other business

Further resources:

DESA/SD

Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM)

Next session: 11th session (23, 24 and 27 August 2021)

Organization of work [E/C.20/2021/2/Rev.1] new

UN-GGIM input to the 2021 HLPF

10th session (26-27 August and 4 September 2020)

Report of the Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management on its 10th session [E/2021/46]

Related decisions adopted by the Council on 18 August 2020  18(i)  18 August 2020

Decision 2021/204: Report of the Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management on its ninth session and provisional agenda and dates of its tenth session (E/2021/L.3

Resolutions and decisions adopted by the Council at its 5th plenary meeting as recommended by the Committee on its 10th session (E/2021/46, chap. I, sect. A; and E/2021/SR.5) 18(i)  24 February 2021

Decision 2021/217: Report of the Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management on its tenth session and provisional agenda and dates of the eleventh session of the Committee

Related decision adopted by the Council at the 2021 Management Segment (June meetings) (E/2021/L.17 and E/2021/SR.8) 18(i)  8 June

Decision 2021/233: Dates of the eleventh session of the Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management

Further resolutions and decisions adopted by UN-GGIM on its 10th session (E/2021/46, chap. I, sect. B):

Decision 10/101. Strengthening of geospatial information management

Decision 10/102.  Contribution of regional committees and thematic groups to the global geospatial information agenda

Decision 10/103.  Integrated Geospatial Information Framework

Decision 10/104.  Global geodetic reference frame

Decision 10/105.  Geospatial information for sustainable development

Decision 10/106.  Integration of geospatial, statistical and other related information

Decision 10/107.  Application of geospatial information related to land administration and management

Decision 10/108.  Geospatial information and services for disasters

Decision 10/109.  Marine geospatial information

Decision 10/110.  Legal and policy frameworks, including issues related to authoritative data

Decision 10/111.  Implementation and adoption of standards for the global geospatial information community

Decision 10/112.  Collaboration with the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names

Decision 10/113.  Programme management report

Further resources:

DESA/SD

Intergovernmental Working Group of Experts on International Standards of Accounting and Reporting (ISAR)

Next session: 38th session (10-12 November 2021)

ISAR input to the 2021 HLPF

37th session (2-6 November 2020). Main agenda items (in line with the 36th session agreed conclusions): (i) Practical implementation, including measurement, of core indicators for entity reporting on the contribution towards the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals: Review of case studies. (ii) Climate-related financial disclosures in mainstream entity reporting: good practices and key challenges. 

Report of the Intergovernmental Working Group of Experts on International Standards of Accounting and Reporting on its thirty-seventh session [TD/B/C.II/ISAR/95]

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Further resources:

UNCTAD

Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals

Next session: forthcoming

10th session (11 December 2020)

Report of the Secretary-General on the work of the Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals, including recommendations of the Committee on the transport of dangerous goods and on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals [E/2021/10]

Resolutions/decisions adopted by the Council at the 2021 Management Segment (June meetings) as recommended by the Committee of Experts on its 10th session (E/2021/10, sect. I; and E/2021/SR.8) 18(l)  8 June 

E/RES/2021/13: Work of the Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals

Further resources:

UNECE

 

Expert bodies composed of members serving in their personal capacity

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR)

Next session: 70th session (27 Sep - 15 Oct 2021), Geneva.

CESCR input to the 2021 HLPF 

69th session (15 Feb - 5 March 2021)  

67TH session (17 Feb - 6 Mar 2020);  68th session (28 Sep - 16 Oct 2020)

Report of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on its sixty-seventh and sixty-eighth sessions (E/2021/22)

Related decisions adopted by the Council at the 2021 Management Segment (June meetings) (E/2021/22 and E/2021/SR.9) 19(f)  9 June

Decision 2021/240: Report of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on its sixty-seventh and sixty-eighth sessions

Further resources:

Human Rights Treaty Bodies

OHCHR

Committee for Development Policy (CDP)

Next session: 24th session (21- 25 February 2022). 

CDP input to the 2021 HLPF

23rd session (22 - 26 February 2021). Topics for discussion include: (i) Contribution of the Committee for Development Policy to the theme of the Economic and Social Council; (ii) Triennial Review of the Least Developed Country Category; (iii) Monitoring of graduating and graduated countries; (iv) Improvements in graduation process and monitoring; (v) Voluntary national reviews; (vi) Contributions of the Committee for Development Policy to the new programme of action for least developed countries. 

Report of the Committee for Development Policy on its twenty-third session [E/2021/33]

Related resolution adopted by the Council at the 2021 Management Segment (June meetings)  (E/2021/L.18 and E/2021/SR.8) 18(a)  8 June

E/RES/2021/11: Report of the Committee for Development Policy on its twenty-third session

Further resources:

Fifth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC5)

Joint thematic event of the GA and ECOSOC on Least Developed Countries

Global governance and multilateralism

DESA/EAPD

Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA)

Next session: 21st session (4- 8 April 2022), New York.

CEPA input to the 2021 HLPF

20th session (12 - 16 April 2021). Theme: Building inclusive, effective and resilient institutions for sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and timely implementation of the SDGs.

Report of the Committee of Experts on Public Administration on its twentieth session [E/2021/44]

Related resolutions/decisions adopted by the Council at its 5th plenary meeting (E/2021/L.12 and E/2021/SR.5) 18(g)  24 February 2021

Decision 2021/215: Dates of the twentieth session of the Committee of Experts on Public Administration 

Resolutions and decisions adopted by the Council at the 2021 Management Segment (June meetings) as recommended by the Committee on its 20th session (E/2021/44, chap. I; and E/2021/SR.8) 18(g)  8 June

E/RES/2021/12: Report of the Committee of Experts on Public Administration on its twentieth session (sect. A)

Decision 2021/232: Dates and provisional agenda of the twenty-first session of the Committee of Experts on Public Administration (sect. B)

Further resolutions/decisions adopted by CEPA on its 20th session (E/2021/69, chap. I, sect. C):

Contribution of the Committee to the high-level political forum on sustainable development

Further resources:

DESA/DPIDG

Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (PFII)

Next session: 21st session (25 Apr- 6 May 2022), New York. Theme: Indigenous peoples, business, autonomy and the human rights principles of due diligence, including free, prior and informed consent. 

20th session (19 - 30 April 2021). Theme: Peace, justice and strong institutions: the role of indigenous peoples in implementing Sustainable Development Goal 16.

Report of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues on its twentieth session [E/2021/43]

Resolutions and decisions adopted by the Council at the 2021 Management Segment (June meetings) as recommended by the Permanent Forum on its 20th session session (E/2021/43, chap. I, sect. A; and E/2021/SR.9) 19(g)  9 June

Decision 2021/235: International expert group meeting on the theme “Indigenous peoples, business, autonomy and the human rights principles of due diligence including free, prior and informed consent (draft decision I)

Decision 2021/236: Venue and dates of the twenty-first session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (draft decision II) 

Decision 2021/237: Report of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues on its twentieth session and provisional agenda for its twenty- first session (draft decision III)

Further recommendations adopted by the PFII on its 20th session (E/2021/43, chap. I, sect. B):

Discussion on the theme “Peace, justice and strong institutions: the role of indigenous peoples in implementing Sustainable Development Goal 16”

Human rights dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Peoples (item 5 (d))

Follow-up to the outcome document of the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (item 6)

Follow-up to the outcome document of the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples

Dialogues: thematic dialogues (item 5 (f))

Discussion on the six mandated areas of the Permanent Forum (economic and social development, culture, environment, education, health and human rights), with reference to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (item 4)

Dialogues: dialogue with United Nations agencies, funds and programmes (item 5 (c))

Future work of the Permanent Forum, including issues considered by the Economic and Social Council and emerging issues, specifically challenges related to pandemics and responses to them (item 7)

Further resources:

DESA/DPIDG/Indigenous Peoples

Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters

Next session: 23rd session (19- 22 October 2021), Geneva. 24th session (25- 28 April 2022), New York.

22nd session (19 - 23 and 26 - 28 April 2021).

Report of the Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters on its twenty-second session [E/2021/45/Add.2]

Related resolutions/decisions adopted by the Council at its 5th plenary meeting (E/2021/45/Add.1, chap. IV; and E/2021/SR.5) 18(h)  24 February 2021

Decision 2021/216: Venue, dates and provisional agenda of the twenty-second session of the Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters

Resolutions and decisions adopted by the Council at the 2021 Management Segment (June meetings) as recommended by the Committee on its 22nd session (E/2021/45/Add.2, chap. I; and E/2021/SR.8) 18(h)  8 June

Decision 2021/231: Venue, dates and provisional agenda of the twenty-third session of the Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters

Further resources:

DESA/FSDO

 

ECOSOC Standing Committees

Ad Hoc bodies

Other related bodies