UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
- July 18, 2020
- Posted by: OptimizeIAS Team
- Category: DPN Topics
In high-Level Segment of the UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) session, Indian Prime Minister has stressed the importance of multilateralism and called for reforms in United Nations
- The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is one of the 6 principal organs of the United Nations System established by the UN Charter in 1945.
- It consists of 54 Members of the United Nations elected by the General Assembly.
- ECOSOC coordinates economic, social, and related work of the fourteen United Nations specialized agencies, functional commissions and five regional commissions.
- It serves as the central forum for discussing international economic and social issues, and for formulating policy recommendations addressed to Member States and the United Nations system. It is responsible for:
- Promoting higher standards of living, full employment, and economic and social progress
- Identifying solutions to international economic, social and health problems
- Facilitating international cultural and educational cooperation
- Encouraging universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.
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