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Introduction of SG’s report on Regional Cooperation to ECOSOC

webiconThe Secretary-General’s report on regional cooperation (E/2018/15) and its Add.1 was formally introduced on 24 July 2018 to ECOSOC at its Coordination and Management Meeting (CMM) by the Director, Regional Commissions New York Office.  The presentation is available here.

The Council took note of the SG report and its addendum as well as of the summaries of the surveys of the regional, economic and social conditions prepared by the regional commissions.  The Council adopted without a vote all five resolutions emanating from ECLAC, ECA and ESCAP commissions’ sessions calling for ECOSOC action, namely: the Admission of French Guiana as an associate member ECLAC; the Updated Statute of the African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (ECA);the New Strategic Directions of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA); the Venue of the fifty-second session of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA); and the Transition of the Centre for Alleviation of Poverty through Sustainable Agriculture to an intergovernmental organization outside the United Nations system (ESCAP).