22 January: Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
To commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) -- which held its first meeting on 23 January 1946 -- the President of ECOSOC Mr. Oh Joon (Republic of Korea) will convene a special high-level meeting on Friday, 22 January 2016, 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the ECOSOC Chamber. The meeting intends to honour ECOSOC's history in promoting social progress and development, while looking ahead to its role in achieving the SDGs and related commitments. The event will also the highlight the contributions of youth and civil society within the ECOSOC system and for sustainable development, as well as address the nexus between development, humanitarian action and peace. Non-governmental organizations in active consultative status with ECOSOC (and valid grounds passes for UN Headquarters) are invited to join the proceedings.

More information: http://www.csonet.org/content/documents/70_Anniversary_ECOSOC.pdf

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