Economic and Social Council – International Organization Stateme

18 Newest Members of ECOSOC Elected - October 28

Background: ECOSOC

The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is the coordinating body for the economic and social work of UN agencies and funds.  It is the principle organ coordinating economic, social, and related work of the 14 UN specialized agencies, functional commissions and five regional commissions.  With this purview, the council extends control over more than 70% of the UN’s revenue.  More specifically, ECOSOC provides policy recommendations for specific committees in regards to:

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