Economic and social institutions of the United Nations
This is the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the principal organ to coordinate the economic and social work of the United Nations as well as its specialized agencies and institutions (Chapters IX and X of the Charter).
The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN/ECE), created in 1947 by the Un Economic and Social Council, is one of the 5 UN regional commissions.
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, a subsidiary body of the United Nations General Assembly created in 1964, is the only United Nations body competent in the field of trade and development. The aim of UNCTAD is to integrate developing countries into the global economy in order to promote their development.
Updated on 16.11.10