Economic and Social Council

Committee Description

The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), one of the six main organs of the United Nations established by the UN Charter in 1946, is the principal body for coordination, policy review, policy dialogue, and recommendations on economic, social and environmental issues, as well as for implementation of the internationally agreed development goals. ECOSOC serves as the central mechanism for the activities of the United Nations system and its specialized agencies and supervises the subsidiary and expert bodies in the economic, social and environmental fields. It works to promote sustainable development, build partnerships, engage the youth in economics and advance the integration of economic and social policies.

The main goals of the council include promoting sustainable development, coordinating humanitarian action, providing coordination and oversight, building partnerships, raising awareness on emerging issues, working with civil society and engaging youth. The council is of great importance to the Europe and Central Asia region. The ultimate result of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine showed its backlash as a regressed energy crisis in Europe. ECOSOC underscores the need to tackle the food, energy and finance crisis by establishing flexibility and an efficient approach between global financial institutions. The Economic and Social Council puts a spotlight on the role of science, technology and innovation, and the potential of culture – and related national and international policies – in promoting sustainable development and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.


Addressing the outsprinting energy crisis in Europe

Assessing the current state of Kyrgyzstan

Upholding the right to privacy in the digital age