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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

United Nations, Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

Volker Röben

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 02 August 2021

NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) — Sustainable development — Developing countries — International organizations, practice and procedure — Subsidiary organs of international organizations — Universal international organizations

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1The Economic and Social Council (‘ECOSOC’ or ‘Council’) has the broad mandate of coordinating the economic, social, and development work of the UN that the Charter envisages in Art. 55 (c). The General Assembly (United Nations, General Assembly; ‘UNGA’) and the world conferences have been re-orientating the role of ECOSOC towards implementation of the 2030 sustainable development goals (‘SDGs’). The Charter-defined status as a limited membership principal organ, its competence and powers, and its functions enable ECOSOC to discharge this role. 2ECOSOC is a...
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