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Noun1.ECOSOC - a permanent council of the United Nations; responsible for economic and social conditions
UN, United Nations - an organization of independent states formed in 1945 to promote international peace and security
council - a body serving in an administrative capacity; "student council"
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As the ultimate goal of the whole UN system and of all its activities is to maintain and promote peace it would make sense to analyze all those points where the UN system and international civil society level interact but in this short article I focus only on some examples of such interaction in the frameworks of UNESCO ECOSOC and at the highest level" the General Assembly.
ECOSOC reiterated call to the relevant organizations of the UN as well as governmental and non-governmental organizations specialized to take part in the ongoing studies and actions as part of the Europe-Africa permanent link project.
Videos depicting Vesak celebrations and religious observances from these countries were also screened in the ECOSOC Chamber.
The High-level Segment of ECOSOC will be held at the United Nations Office in Geneva from 1 to 4 July and will focus on a broad range of issues at the heart of the UN development agenda.
'The Abu Dhabi Declaration -- Families in Balance: Working Our Way Towards Sustainable Development -- Making Decent Work and Social Protection a Global Reality for All Family Members' was submitted to the UN's ECOSOC and accepted as the first proposal on sustainable development and poverty eradication that takes into account the family perspective.
Al-Nasser on the priorities on the agenda of ECOSOC this year, with the President of the General Assembly highlighting the key issues on the agenda of the 66th session of the Assembly, which has a special focus on mediation and sustainable development.
Needless to say, Agewell Foundation can participate in deliberations of the Council of ECOSOC and play a significant role in welfare and empowerment of older persons across the world with the support and assistance from global organizations, especially international organizations and subsidiaries controlled by United Nations.
Among the many issues discussed in the ECOSOC are progress in reaching objective s such as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), as well as international deve l opment cooperation and the global financial situation.
He reminded, in this context, of the call launched by President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in his address delivered last year at the 64th session of the UN General Assembly to further boost the role of ECOSOC in speeding up the pace of UN reforms, to reflect the reality of the new international situation.
The consultative status awarded to NGOs is governed by Article 71 of the UN Charter which stipulates that ECOSOC 'may make suitable arrangements for the consultation with non-governmental organisations which are concerned with matters within its competence'.
This volume summarizes the debates that took place during the 2008 High-level segment of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations, at which ECOSOC organized its first biennial Development Cooperation Forum.
The decision was taken without a vote, despite reservations voiced by Western countries, at the 54-member Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in what an official of the barred grouping said was a move to silence its voice.