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Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
The Economic and Social Council coordinates the work of the 14 UN specialized agencies, 10 functional commissions, including the Commission on the Status of Women, and five regional commissions; receives reports from 11 UN funds and programmes and issues policy recommendations to the UN system and to Member States. ECOSOC also monitors follow up to the major World Conferences on Women.

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