This is an umbrella of the United Nations specialized agencies that help to promote international co-operation and development in various fields of human endeavour. The specialized agencies are ILO, IMP, UNESCO, FAO etc.
FUNCTIONS OF THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL
- To guarantee economic, social, cultural, educational and health welfare of the international community through its specialized agencies.
- Recommends to the General Assembly matters relating to economic, social, cultural, educational, health and welfare of the people worldwide.
- The council helps to promote human rights and fundamental freedom.
- It co-ordinates the activities of the specialized agencies of the UNO.