The Economic and Social Council - Functions and powers





Under the charter, the council is authorized to make or initiate studies, reports, and recommendations on economic, social, cultural, educational, health, and related matters; to make recommendations to promote respect for, and observance of, human rights; to prepare draft conventions for submission to the General Assembly on matters within its competence; to call international conferences on matters within its competence and in accordance with rules prescribed by the UN; to enter into agreements, subject to the approval of the General Assembly, with specialized agencies; to coordinate the activities of the specialized agencies and obtain regular reports from them; to perform, with the approval of the General Assembly, services at the request of member nations or the specialized agencies; to consult with nongovernmental agencies whose work is related to matters dealt with by the council; to set up subsidiary organs to assist its work; and to perform any other functions that may be assigned to it by the General Assembly.

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Oct 20, 2011 @ 7:07 am
i appreciate this council for its functions. But am asking that how this council conduct the reseaches about education and health?
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Oct 20, 2012 @ 8:08 am
THANKS FOR THE PUBLIC EDUCATION THAT YOU HAD MADE AVAILABLE FOR THE WORLD. (LIBERIA, WEST AFRICA)

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