MIL-OSI Translation: United Nations Economic and Social Council began session 2021-2022 with a view to promoting a sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic


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Source: Republic of Colombia

New York. From July 21 to 22, the Management Segment of the United Nations Economic and Social Council took place, which was chaired by Ambassador Collen Vixen Kelapile, Permanent Representative of Botswana, and was attended by Colombia along with 53 member countries of Council.

This meeting marked the end of the 2020-2021 session of the body and resulted in the adoption of 12 resolutions, 11 decisions and 4 recommendations of crucial importance to advance the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and socio-economic recovery. of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The measures adopted covered a wide variety of topics, including support to less developed countries and countries in conflict situations, regional cooperation, crime prevention, the fight against drug trafficking and the participation of Non-Governmental Organizations in the deliberations of the Advice. Actions were also established to advance the implementation of important instruments in environmental matters, such as the Escazú Agreement.

Additionally, on July 23, the Organizational Session of the Council took place, through which the 2021-2022 session of the body began. As a result, the current President of the Council, Ambassador Munir Akram, Permanent Representative of Pakistan, handed over the position to his successor, Ambassador Collen Vixen Kelapile, Permanent Representative of Botswana. Thailand, Finland and Bolivia were chosen by Council members to represent their regional groups on the Bureau as Vice-Chairs.

During the new period of sessions, ECOSOC will focus its efforts on universal access to vaccines against COVID-19, the adoption of fiscal measures for economic recovery, attention to social inequities between and within countries; boosting development after conflict situations; the promotion of science, technology and innovation; the fight against climate change and the loss of biodiversity; promoting inclusive dialogue to achieve the 2030 Agenda, and strengthening the role of groups such as youth, women and the private sector.

As a member of the Council, Colombia will continue to participate constructively in its deliberations, with a view to strengthening the body to provide solutions to the economic and social problems of developing countries, safeguarding the protection of the environment.

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