Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

UN ECOSOC:
  • It is the ‘United Nations’ central platform for reflection, debate, and innovative thinking on sustainable development.’
  • EcoSoc is one of the six main UN organs which were established by the UN Charter in 1954.
  • EcoSoc 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.’
  • It supervises ‘the subsidiary and expert bodies in the economic, social and environmental fields.’
  • The ECOSOC has a total of 54 members.
  • Headquarters: New York, United States.
Why in news?
  • India has won its re-election to ECOSOC for another three-year term.
  • India was one among the 18 nations to win election to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
  • A country requires two-thirds of the total votes to become a member of ECOSOC.