Japan elected as Member of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations
October 23, 2008
- Japan was re-elected as a member of the Economic and Social Council
(ECOSOC) of the United Nations at the elections held during the 63rd Session
of the U.N. General Assembly on October 22 (Wednesday)(local time in New
York). Japan will serve its sixteenth term as an ECOSOC member from
2009 to 2011. The result of this election demonstrates that Japan's
role and contribution in the economic, social, and development fields are
greatly appreciated by the international community and that their expectation
for Japan's contribution in the future remains high.
- The ECOSOC is one of the principal organs of the U.N., along with the General Assembly and the Security Council, and is tasked with advising the Members of the U.N. regarding matters on economy, society, culture, education, health, and human rights. Japan intends to exercise leadership in cooperation with the other council members in order to ensure that the ECOSOC will play an effective role as the U.N. tackles those issues in a comprehensive and coordinated manner.