Economic and Social Council


Inclusive economic growth is key to social development and poverty eradication, requiring policies and programmes created by collaboration, such as economists strategizing alongside mothers, corporate executives engaging with the unemployed and political leaders consulting youth, speakers told the Commission for Social Development at the opening of its sixty-second session.


The Economic and Social Council concluded its 2024 coordination segment today, bringing to close two days of conversations in which Member States as well as stakeholders from different parts of the United Nations system exchanged ideas on reinforcing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and eradicating poverty through effective delivery of sustainable, resilient and innovative solutions.


The type of public-private partnership that enabled a moon landing and led to the invention of mobile phones and baby formula is lacking with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a keynote speaker told the Economic and Social Council today at its annual Partnership Forum, as she called for symbiotic, rather than parasitic, approaches to address major global crises./p>


The Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations continued its 2024 session today, recommending two entities for special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council, deferring action on 46 others, while further taking note of 354 new quadrennial reports submitted by groups already in consultative status.