ECOSOC - Definition
Is one of the six main organs of the United Nations established by the UN
Charter in 1946, 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
(Economic and Social Council, UN).

Regulates economic, social and environmental problems of the world
who are implementing policies aimed at achieving sustainable and
balanced developed. Also, the Council meets regularly throughout the
year which is focused on specific issues related to the Millennium
Development Goals that have been quite successful meetings
(Economic and Social Council, UN).

ECOSOC encompasses
The programmatic cycle of ECOSOC includes:
High-Level Segment:
◦ High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) provides political leadership,
guidance and recommendations for sustainable development,
follow-up and review progress in the implementation of sustainable
development commitments;
◦ Annual Ministerial Review (AMR), held annually since 2007,
assesses progress in the implementation of the United Nations
development agenda;  
◦ Development Cooperation Forum (DCF), held on a biannual basis
since 2007, reviews trends and progress in development
cooperation on a biannual basis.

ECOSOC encompasses
Integration Segment, held annually since 2014, promotes the balanced integration of the
economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development both within the
United Nations system and beyond.
Humanitarian Affairs Segment, that takes place in alternate years in New York and Geneva, seeks
to strengthen the coordination of the United Nations’ humanitarian efforts.
Operational Activities for Development Segment, held annually, provides overall coordination and
guidance for United Nations funds and programmes on a system-wide basis....

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