4 October 2018

ECOSOC: Advancing Economic Parity for Rural Women

ECOSOC: Advancing Economic Parity for Rural Women

The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is one of the United Nations’ six main bodies established by the UN
Charter in 1946. It has 54 Members, elected by the General Assembly for overlapping three-year terms. ECOSOC
serves as the central forum for discussing international economic and social issues, and for formulating policy
recommendations addressed to the Member States and the United Nations system. ECOSOC coordinates the work of the 14 UN specialized agencies, 9 functional commissions and 5 regional commissions. In the ECOSOC Committee, we will be discussing two issues: how we can advance economic parity for rural women, and how we can ensure access to technical, vocational and tertiary.

Zahide Kantarcı

Under Secretary General responsible for ECOSOC