Economic and Social Council Must Play Critical in Guiding Global Response to Pandemic, Says Incoming President, Opening 2022 Session

23 Jul

The Economic and Social Council opened its 2022 session today with its incoming President emphasizing the critical role that it must play in guiding the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic and mobilizing international solidarity to achieve the promise of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Weighing Global Impact of COVID-19 across Myriad Sectors, Economic and Social Council Adopts Texts on HIV/AIDS response, Crime Prevention, Technology for Development

22 Jul

The Economic and Social Council continued its 2021 Management Segment today, adopting 12 resolutions, nine decisions and three recommendations — as well as several texts to be forwarded to the General Assembly — recommended by subsidiary bodies working on issues ranging from the global HIV/AIDS response to crime prevention to science and technology for development, much of which was heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Economic and Social Council Opening Management Segment, Adopts Texts on Haiti, African Countries Emerging from Conflict, Non-Governmental Organizations

21 Jul

The Economic and Social Council opened its 2021 Management Segment today with the adoption of four draft resolutions and six draft decisions, all but two of them without a vote, including a draft resolution that cast a spotlight on the complex challenges facing Haiti in the wake of the 7 July assassination of its President Jovenel Moïse, as well as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Economic and Social Council Adopts Ministerial Declaration of Global Solidarity to Stop COVID-19 Pandemic, Forge Green Recovery, Concluding High-Level Segment

16 Jul

The Economic and Social Council concluded its high-level segment today, endorsing a sweeping Ministerial Declaration adopted a day earlier by the high‑level political forum on sustainable development — an outcome document reflecting Member States’ commitments to overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic and building back better through green, inclusive recovery plans.

Early Action Saves Lives, Reduces Suffering, Cuts Costs, Secretary-General Tells Economic and Social Council Humanitarian Affairs Segment

23 Jun

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the opening of the 2021 Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Humanitarian Affairs Segment in Geneva today:

Economic and Social Council Concludes Management Segment, Adopting Texts Covering Support for Haiti, United Nations Staff College, Indigenous Peoples Forum

9 Jun

The Economic and Social Council concluded its 2021 Management Segment today, adopting a series of texts forwarded by its subsidiary bodies which covered topics from the rights of indigenous peoples and support for Haiti, to the learning portfolios of venerated United Nations training and training institutions, while also reviewing reports on food security and financing for development.

Stress Tested by COVID-19 Pandemic, Repositioned Development System Rises to Challenge, Top Economic and Social Council Officials Say as Operational Activities Segment Ends

20 May

The COVID-19 pandemic served as a stress test for the repositioned United Nations development system, which rose to the challenge and has made the most of the Organization’s assets to help countries worldwide emerge stronger from the crisis, senior officials of the Economic and Social Council said today, as it concluded a three-day annual segment on operational activities for development.

Highlighting Regional Gains, Deputy Secretary-General Urges Partners to Shape Clear Vision for Pandemic Recovery at Economic and Social Council Dialogue

20 May

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the Economic and Social Council operational activities segment for Session 8:  “Unleashing the United Nations development system’s regional assets:  The path forward”, today:

Highlighting Successes of New Resident Coordinator System, Secretary-General Says More Funding, Accountability Needed, in Remarks to Economic and Social Council

18 May

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Economic and Social Council segment on Operational Activities for Development:  presentation of report and vision for the continuation of United Nations reform and the implementation of the 2020 Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review in times of crisis, held today:

Economic and Social Council (operational activities segment)

18 May

Note:  Owing to the liquidity crisis and the current COVID-19 pandemic impacting our Organization, only a partial summary of statements made in today’s meetings of the Economic and Social Council is available at this time.  The complete summary will be issued later as Press Release ECOSOC/7047.