The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations. Under the UN Charter, it is the organization’s central forum for the discussion of economic, social, and cultural issues. It has 54 members who are elected by the UN General Assembly for three year terms. 18 are elected by the General Assembly every year on a regional basis. Besides its normal functions, it also has the obligation of determining how much progress has been made towards fulfilling the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). ECOSOC is also in charge of coordinating a number of secondary organizations in the UN including the Commission on Social Development, UN Development Program, and UNICEF.
- Eurozone Debt Crisis
- Strengthening Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance and Relief
- Assessing the Social Impact of the Global Financial Crisis
Eurozone Debt Crisis
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Strengthening Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance and Relief