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UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) 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; and encouraging universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It has the power to make or initiate studies and reports on these issues. It also has the power to assist the preparations and organization of major international conferences in the economic and social and related fields and to facilitate a coordinated follow-up to these conferences. With its broad mandate the Council's purview extends to over 70 per cent of the human and financial resources of the entire UN system.  Website: www.un.org/en/ecosoc/
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UN Economic and Social Council Resolution 2009/3: Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations

22 July 2009 | Publisher: UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) : note / by the Secretary-General : report of the Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

11 May 2009 | Publisher: UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights : 2nd periodic reports submitted by States parties under articles 16 and 17 of the Covenant : Republic of Moldova

27 January 2009 | Publisher: UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) | Document type: States Parties Reports

UN Economic and Social Council Resolution 2008/34: Mainstreaming a gender perspective into all policies and programmes in the United Nations system

28 July 2008 | Publisher: UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

UN Economic and Social Council Resolution 2008/30: Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Guinea-Bissau

25 July 2008 | Publisher: UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

UN Economic and Social Council Resolution 2008/33: Strengthening coordination of the United Nations and other efforts in fighting trafficking in persons

25 July 2008 | Publisher: UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

UN Economic and Social Council Resolution 2008/36: Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations

25 July 2008 | Publisher: UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

UN Economic and Social Council Resolution 2008/31: Economic and social repercussions of the Israeli occupation on the living conditions of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan

25 July 2008 | Publisher: UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

UN Economic and Social Council Resolution 2008/21: Mainstreaming disability in the development agenda

24 July 2008 | Publisher: UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

UN Economic and Social Council Resolution 2008/27: Provision of international assistance to the most affected States neighbouring Afghanistan

24 July 2008 | Publisher: UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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