Economic and Social Section

The Economic and Social Affairs (ECOSOC) Section represents the United States on the intergovernmental bodies that oversee the UN’s work on economic, social, and human rights issues, as well as the UN’s field operations in development, post-conflict peacebuilding, and humanitarian assistance.

The ECOSOC Section also serves as the primary liaison with the UN’s Office for the Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the Department for Economic and Social Affairs, the UN Children’s Fund (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 situations, and humanitarian emergencies.