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Colombia elected for the Presidency of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations

New York, January 28, 2013

 

The Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations, Ambassador Néstor Osorio was elected by acclamation as President of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations in 2013.

The Economic and Social Council –ECOSOC- is one of the five main organs of the United Nations and is composed by 54 members. It coordinates the activities of the Organization in the of economic and social development field through its 28 subsidiary bodies. They address topics such as sustainable development, status of women, science and technology, drugs and forests, among many other issues.

The presidency of ECOSOC means being able to influence the new development agenda, especially by driving proposals for the strengthen of ECOSOC and making specific recommendations to countries, and focusing on issues such as sustainable poverty eradication, overcoming inequality and achieving sustainable production and consumption patterns, among others.

Statement by H.E. Néstor Osorio, President of the Economic and Social Council