Economic and Social Section

The U.S. Mission’s Economic and Social Affairs (ECOSOC) Section represents the United States on the intergovernmental bodies which oversee the UN’s normative work on economic, social and human rights issues and the UN’s field operations in the areas of development, post-conflict peacebuilding, and humanitarian assistance. The 12-officer ECOSOC section also serves as the primary liaison with the UN’s Office for the Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs, the Department for Economic and Social Affairs, UNICEF, the UN Development Program (UNDP), the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), the UN Development Fund for Women (UN Women), and other UN bodies, providing the U.S. Mission with the most current information on UN responses to development needs, gender issues, human rights incidents and situations, and humanitarian emergencies.