UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
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India has been elected to the Economic and Social Council, one among the six main organs of the United Nations , for the 2022-24 term.
- The Economic and Social Council is at the center of the United Nations system to advance the three dimensions of sustainable development – economic, social and environmental.
- The UN Charter established ECOSOC in 1945 together of the six main organs of the United Nations .
- It is the central platform for fostering debate and innovative thinking, forging consensus on ways forward, and coordinating efforts to realize internationally agreed goals.
- It is also liable for the follow-up to major UN conferences and summits.
ECOSOC links a various family of UN entities (Organigram) dedicated to sustainable development, providing overall guidance and coordination.
- The entities include regional economic and social commissions, functional commissions facilitating intergovernmental discussions of major global issues, and specialized agencies, programmes and funds at work round the world to translate development commitments into real changes in people’s lives.