23.07.2020

2021 Organizational Session: First Informal Meeting (Election of the Bureau)

The first informal meeting of the 2021 Organizational Session of ECOSOC took place on 23 July 2020 at 10 a.m. EDT. A new Bureau of ECOSOC (President and Vice-Presidents) for 2020-2021 were elected. The event was broadcasted live on UN Web TV.

STATEMENTS

  • H.E. Ms. Mona Juul, Outgoing President of ECOSOC, and Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Norway to the United Nations (Text; Video)
  • H.E. Mr. Munir Akram, Incoming President of ECOSOC, and Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations (Text; Video)
  • Ms. Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations (Video)
  • Mr. Liu Zhenmin, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs (Text; Video)

ADDITIONAL STATEMENTS BY MEMBER STATES

Outgoing Bureau of ECOSOC
  • H.E. Mr. Mher Margaryan, former Vice-President of ECOSOC, and Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Armenia to the United Nations (Video)
  • H.E. Mr. Juan Sandoval Mendiolea, Former Vice-President of ECOSOC, and Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations (Video)
  • H.E. Mr. Omar Hilale, former Vice-President of ECOSOC, and Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Morocco to the United Nations (Video)
Incoming Bureau of ECOSOC
  • H.E. Mr. Collen Vixen Kelapile, Vice-President of ECOSOC, and Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Botswana to the United Nations (Video)
  • H.E. Mr. Sergiy Kyslytsya, Vice-President of ECOSOC, and Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations (Video)
Other Member States
  • Mr. Liu Yanming, Second Secretary, Permanent Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the United Nations (Video)
  • Mr. Rio Budi Rahmanto, Minister Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Indonesia to the United Nations (Video)
  • Mr. Bandar bin Mahdi Al-Nahdi, First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations (Video)
  • Ms. Courtney R. Nemroff, Acting U.S. Representative to the Economic and Social Council, Permanent Mission of the United States to the United Nations (Video)