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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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Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under articles 16 and 17 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Initial reports of States parties due in 1997 : Namibia

13 February 2015 | Publisher: UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) | Document type: States Parties Reports

Report on the Inter-Agency Support Group on Indigenous Peoples' Issues annual meeting for 2014

6 February 2015 | Publisher: UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) | Document type: Annual Reports

Compilation of information from Member States on addressing the recommendations of the Permanent Forum : Note by the secretariat

6 February 2015 | Publisher: UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) | Document type: Compilations

Compilation of information received from United Nations agencies and intergovernmental organizations on progress in the implementation of the recommendations of the Permanent Forum : Note by the Secretariat

4 February 2015 | Publisher: UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) | Document type: Compilations

Country programme document : Mali

5 January 2015 | Publisher: UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) | Document type: Country Reports

Country programme document : Madagascar

5 January 2015 | Publisher: UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) | Document type: Country Reports

Situation of and assistance to Palestinian women : Report of the Secretary-General

19 December 2014 | Publisher: UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) | Document type: Country Reports

Results of the fifty-eighth and fifty-ninth sessions of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women : Note by the Secretariat

11 December 2014 | Publisher: UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) | Document type: Sessional Reports

Monitoring of the implementation of the Standard Rules on the Equalization of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities : Note by the Secretary-General

26 November 2014 | Publisher: UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Social dimensions of the New Partnership for Africa's Development : Report of the Secretary-General

25 November 2014 | Publisher: UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) | Document type: Thematic Reports

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