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ECOSOC Integration Segment

As delivered Statement by H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly, at 2017 ECOSOC Integration Segment “Making eradication of poverty an integral objective of all policies: what will it take?” delivered by the Vice-President H.E. Mr. Masud Bin Momen, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations 8 May 2017   I […]


ECOSOC 2017 Partnership Forum

Statement by H.E. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly, at the 2017 Partnership Forum of the United Nations Economic and Social Council: “Partnerships for promoting opportunities, increased prosperity and sustainable development for all”   5 April 2017 H.E. Mr. Frederick Shava, President of ECOSOC, Mary Robinson, President of the Mary Robinson Foundation-Climate Justice, […]


ECOSOC Special Meeting on “Innovations for Infrastructure Development and Sustainable Industrialization”

Statement by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at the 2017 ECOSOC Special Meeting on “Innovations for Infrastructure Development and Sustainable Industrialization”   26 March 2017, Dakar   Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,   I would like to thank the President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council, H.E. […]


ECOSOC Operational activities for development segment

Statement by H.E. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly, at the UN Economic and Social Council Operational activities for development segment 2 March 2017 H.E. Mr. Cristián Barros, Vice-President of the ECOSOC, Excellencies, Distinguished guests, Ladies and gentlemen, It is a pleasure to be here this morning, and to address the Economic […]

GA & ECOSOC alignment on 2030 agenda

Alignment of work of GA and ECOSOC on 2030 Agenda

As delivered Statement  by H.E. Peter Thomson, the President of the General Assembly in the briefing to Member States on Consultations aimed at enhancing synergies and coherence and reducing overlap in the agendas of the UN General Assembly, the ECOSOC and their subsidiary bodies, in light of the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable […]

ECOSOC Special Meeting on International Tax cooperation

International tax cooperation for development has featured prominently on the United Nations development agenda, as contained in the outcomes of major United Nations conferences and summits in economic and social fields.

Within the United Nations, the intergovernmental deliberations on international tax cooperation are undertaken by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). In its resolution 2013/24, the Council decided to hold, on an annual basis, a special meeting to consider international cooperation in tax matters with the participation of national tax authorities. Previously, such meetings were held on an ad hoc basis since 2011. These meetings facilitate an inclusive and broad-based dialogue on international tax cooperation with the participation of all relevant stakeholders, including representatives of national tax authorities of developing countries. They bring to the forefront the key issues of concern to developing countries, in the context of financing for sustainable development and the post-2015 development agenda. In addition, the Financing for Development Office (FfDO) frequently organizes expert group meetings on current topics of particular importance to developing countries in this area.