The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is one of the United Nations’ six main bodies. The Council was established in 1945 and represents one of the principal organs of the United Nations. The Council serves as the main forum for discussion of international economic, social, cultural and health issues, as well as human rights and fundamental freedoms. To fulfill its tasks, ECOSOC coordinates the actions of the many agencies under them: 14 specialized UN agencies, 9 functional commissions, and five regional commissions. The Council consists of 54 member-countries, each of which are elected by the General Assembly and serve for three year terms.

 

Topics:

A: Investing in sustainable energy from rural areas.
B: Usage of genetically modified organisms

Level of Difficulty: Advanced

 

Country matrix:

Australia

Bangladesh

Brazil

Canada

China

Costa Rica

Czech Republic

Germany

India

Kenya

Mexico

Morocco

Netherlands

Nicaragua

Norway

Pakistan

Paraguay

Portugal

Romania

South Africa

Spain

Sweden

United Kingdom

USA

Yemen

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/144Y5xfT_sOwrQR8Od5rIqsC5iwmxBlbZ-7yZHrRDMB4/edit?usp=sharing