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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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Strengthening the law enforcement capacity of the main transit States neighbouring Afghanistan, based on the principle of shared responsibility : report of the Executive Director

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

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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