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Economic and Social Council

Mariana Arjona

on 10 January 2014

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Transcript of ECOSOC

Focus & Objectives
How is it run and organized?
ECOSOC has 54 members elected by the General Assembly for a three-year term. Every year 18 new members are elected according to a geographical distribution. ECOSOC has no permanent members, but a country can be reelected immediately. The political and economic superpowers are elected every year, and, consequently, they are "permanent" members.
Name and Abbreviation
Economic and Social Council

When was it established?
January, 23, 1946
Main Focus of the Committee
Main Objectives of the
 promoting improved standards of living, full employment, and economic and social progress
 identifying solutions to international economic, social and health problems
 facilitating international cultural and educational cooperation
 encouraging universal respect for human rights

Because It serves the central forum for discussing international economic and social issues, and for formulating policy recommendations addressed to member states and the United Nations system
The Council holds several short sessions and many preparatory meetings, round tables and panel discussions with the members of civil society throughout the year, to deal with the organization of its work. It holds a four-week substantive session in July.
Poverty elimination
Overcoming inequity
Achieving sustainable
productions and consumption pattern

Commissions Achieved
*Commission on the Status of Women
*Commission on Sustainable Development
*Commission for Social Development

*United Nations Forum on Forests
*Commission on Population and Development
*Commission on Narcotic Drugs
*Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

More Relevant Information

ECOSOC is promoting sustainable delevopment and achieving the Millennium Development Goals
Indeed, science, technology, and innovation can play a critical role in each and every MDG, including:
Fostering access to knowledge
Increasing productivity
industrialization, economic growth and the creation of decent jobs
Promoting Health and access to essential drugs
Achieving food and security
Current issues
Mariana Arjona
Montse Segovia
- Resolving the issue of money-laundering in Africa.
- Strengthening the coordination of humanitarian assistance of the United Nations.
- Constructing an effective, structural economic blueprint for post-2015 millennium development goals, specifically, the issue of sustainable development.

Why should this committee be 1 of our 3 main committees at the Colegio Esparta event 2014?
Because this is a very important topic, and many people can find it interesting; so it is "not borring"; in this case, students and teachers should know about it, we can learn a lot of things and that information might help us in the future. We need an opinion on everything.
We can make a change.
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