The Economic and Social Council used the first day of a periodic management meeting to advance its wide-ranging work on economic, social and environmental issues by adopting several draft texts, accepting reports and filling vacancies on nearly a dozen of its own subsidiary bodies.
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The Economic and Social Council today adopted two draft resolutions, one relating to the Istanbul Programme of Action for least developed countries and another relating to the United Nations Habitat III Conference planned for 2016.
The Economic and Social Council today adopted a draft decision that established its working arrangements for its 2015 session.
The Economic and Social Council today opened it 2015 session, adopting a provisional agenda and taking action on two draft decisions.
The Economic and Social Council concluded its resumed coordination and management segment today with the adoption of 14 draft resolutions, including a text aimed at addressing the economic and social repercussions of the Israeli occupation on the Palestinian people, and another calling for increased support of United Nations specialized agencies to non-self-governing territories.
Organized crime and illicit criminal activity undermined essential institutions like the rule of law and delivery of education and health, the United Nations leading expert on drugs and crime told the Economic and Social Council today.
The Economic and Social Council today urged the United Nations development system to address poverty eradication as an overarching priority, as it concluded its operational activities segment.
The rhetoric must become a reality when it came to development assistance, the Economic and Social Council heard today, as its high-level segment ended, concluding two weeks in which ministers and other senior Government officials considered key items that would make the post-2015 development agenda a success.
Commencing its Development Cooperation Forum, the Economic and Social Council explored the shape that assistance, investment, aid and partnerships on all platforms should take in the post-2015 agenda and their roles in finding multidimensional solutions to poverty and sustainable development.
As the Economic and Social Council concluded its first high-level political forum, it adopted without a vote a shared ministerial declaration with the Council’s high-level segment that called for concerted efforts around the world to meet the Millennium Development Goals and to pave the way to a post-2015 development agenda that included sustainability and the eradication of poverty.