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Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of ECOSOC

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Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of ECOSOC

The Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of ECOSOC brought together key figures and stakeholders from ECOSOC’s past and present to mark 70 years of the Council’s efforts in support of sustainable development

Context

The Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of ECOSOC, in January 2016, brought together key figures and stakeholders from ECOSOC’s past and present to mark 70 years of the Council’s efforts in support of the three dimensions of sustainable development—economic, social and environmental. Drawing on experience and major milestones in ECOSOC’s history, the commemoration looked ahead to how the Council can most effectively fulfil its mandates and functions in support of implementation, follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 

The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) was established as one of the six principal organs of the United Nations, created by the Charter in 1945. The Council was mandated to offer direction to, and provide coordination of, the economic, social, and cultural activities of the United Nations, with responsibility for advancing international economic and social cooperation and development.

For more information

https://www.un.org/ecosoc/en

Associated organization(s) : 
United Nations (UN)