Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually participated in High-Level Segment of the United Nations Economic and Social Council session. The annual High-level Segment convenes a diverse group of high-level representatives from the Government, the private sector, civil society and academia. The theme of this year’s High-level Segment is "Multilateralism after COVID19: What kind of UN do we need at the 75th anniversary”.
Set against the changing international environment and the COVID-19 pandemic, this session will focus on critical forces shaping the course of multilateralism and explore ways to bolster the global agenda through strong leadership, effective international institutions, a broadening of participation and enhanced significance of global public goods.
About United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
The Economic and Social Council is at the heart of the United Nations system to advance the three dimensions of sustainable development – economic, social and environmental. The General Assembly selects 18 new members for ECOSOC each year for the term of 3 years with a provision that a retiring member can be re-elected. The UN Charter established ECOSOC in 1945 as one of the six main organs of the United Nations.It has 54 Members, elected by the General Assembly for overlapping three-year terms.