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THE UNITED NATIONS Economic and Social Council

Secretary - General Mr. Ban Ki-moon | President of the General Assembly Mr. Vuk Jeremic | Member States 1945 : 51 | 2011 : 193 Member States

   

 

 

 

 

 

The United Nations Economic and Social Council

Current President of The ECOSOC is His Excellency Néstor OSORIO .

His Excellency Néstor Osorio was elected sixty-ninth President of the Economic and Social Council on 28 January 2013. Ambassador Osorio is currently the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations in New York.

ECOSOC BUREAU

The Bureau of the Economic and Social Council is elected by the Council at large at the beginning of each annual session. The Bureau's main functions are to propose the agenda, draw up a programme of work and organize the session with the support of the United Nations Secretariat.

Bureau members for 2013:

President of ECOSOC: H.E. Ambassador Néstor Osorio (Colombia)

Vice-President of ECOSOC: H. E. Ambassador Daffa-Alla Elhag Ali Osman (Sudan)

Vice-President of ECOSOC: H.E. Ambassador Masood Khan (Pakistan)

Vice-President of ECOSOC: H. E. Ambassador Ferit Hoxha (Albania)

Vice-President of ECOSOC: H.E. Ambassador Martin Sajdik (Austria)

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ECOSOC at Work:

The world’s economic, social and environmental challenges are ECOSOC’s concern. A founding UN Charter body established in 1946, the Council is the place where such issues are discussed and debated, and policy recommendations issued.

As such, ECOSOC has broad responsibility for some 70% of the human and financial resources of the entire UN system, including 14 specialized agencies, 9 “functional” commissions, and five regional commissions.

ECOSOC MEMBERS

The ECOOC has 54 Members . The Council's 54 member Governments are elected by the General Assembly for overlapping three-year terms. Seats on the Council are allotted based on geographical representation with fourteen allocated to African States, eleven to Asian States, six to Eastern European States, ten to Latin American and Caribbean States, and thirteen to Western European and other States.

Member States | On the Right : Year Term Expires per 31 December
Albania
2015
Austria
2014
Belarus
2014
Benin
2015
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
2015
Brazil
2014
Bulgaria
2013
Burkina Faso
2014
Cameroon
2013
Canada
2015
China
2013
Colombia
2015
Croatia
2015
Cuba
2014
Denmark
2013
Dominican Republic
2014
Ecuador
2013
El Salvador
2014
Ethiopia
2014
France
2014
Gabon
2013
Haiti
2015
India
2014
Indonesia
2014
Ireland
2014
Japan
2014
Kuwait
2015
Kyrgyzstan
2015
Latvia
2013
Lesotho
2014
Libya
2014
Malawi
2013
Mauritius
2015
Mexico
2013
Nepal
2015
Netherlands
2015
New Zealand
2013
Nicaragua
2013
Nigeria
2014
Pakistan
2013
Qatar
2013
Republic of Korea
2013
Russian Federation
2013
San Marino
2015
Senegal
2013
South Africa
2015
Spain
2014
Sudan
2015
Sweden
2013
Tunisia
2015
Turkey
2014
Turkmenistan
2015
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
2013
United States of America
2015

Meetings and Events of ECOSOC and its Subsidiary Bodies in January - February 2013


Hand over ceremony
UNHQ - New York
28 January, 2013

 

Commission for Social Development, 51st session
UNHQ - New York
06 - 15 February, 2013

Detailed Information

Date

06 - 15 February, 2013

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Location

UNHQ - New York

External Link

http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/csd/index.html

Organizational session
UNHQ - New York
12 - 15 February, 2013
Joint Special Meeting of ECOSOC and the Second Committee on Food security and nutrition: Scaling up the global response
UNHQ - New York
14 February, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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