ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL (ECOSOC)
The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is the United Nations’ central platform for reflection, debate, and innovative thinking on sustainable development. It is one of the six main organs of United Nations (with the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Trusteeship Council, the International Court of Justice and the UN Secretariat) and it was established in 1945. It 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. It is the central mechanism for activities of the UN system and its specialized agencies in the economic, social and environmental fields, supervising subsidiary and expert bodies. It has 54 Members, elected by the General Assembly for overlapping three-year terms. Seats on the Council are allotted based on geographical representation. It also engages over 3,200 non-governmental organizations and other groups and foundations for a productive dialogue on sustainable development through a programmatic cycle of meetings. Her Excellency Inga Rhonda King was elected seventy-fourth President of the Economic and Social Council on 26 July 2018.