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Economic and Social Council

Also called ECOSOC. An organization under the United Nations charged with encouraging social and economic development worldwide. ECOSOC conducts a four-week meeting in New York each July. Its work is supplemented by the five United Nations Regional Economic Commissions. ECOSOC was established in 1945.
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A consultative status provides for the organizations not only an access to ECOSOC itself but also to its multitude of activities like the human rights mechanisms the process aimed at prohibiting small arms and light weapons the conferences and events organized by the President of the General Assembly etc.
Meanwhile, the Premier yesterday sent a letter of thanks to Ecosoc.
The vote to accept the three organizations by the UN's ECOSOC was 23 in favor, 16 against, and 10 abstentions, with the United States voting approval.
Finnish diplomat Marjatta Rasi, Finland's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, has reportedly been elected president of the UN's Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
The CSW's mandate was expanded in 1987 by the ECOSOC's Resolution 1987/22.
By 1982, the Working Group on Indigenous Populations had been established under the auspices of ECOSOC. And finally, during 1993's World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna, the Permanent Forum was formally proposed.
In another secret ballot held the same day, the ECOSOC also voted the U.S.
said they're going to take their fight over to ECOSOC. The Asian group also reserved the right to take the battle on to the higher level.
This important breakthrough came when ECOSOC, at its 1999 session in Geneva, granted the National Right to Life Educational Trust its second highest status -- as a non-governmental organization (NGO) with special consultative status with ESOSOC.
When in 1986 it submitted an application to be granted a consultative status (Category II) with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), it was met with great hostility on the part of many Arab governments.
The Charter mentions NGOs once - in article 71, which provides the mandate for their consultative relationship with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
Economic and Social Council (Ecosoc) in 1974, when OPEC had administered the first oil shock and the Group of 77 developing countries was demanding that the industrial world join it in creating a new international economic order.