October 29-30, 2010
Tarrytown, New York
Since 2005, the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has undergone substantial changes in its modalities, which will be reviewed by the General Assembly during its 65th session. This review, together with current trends towards an increasingly complex global economic and social development environment, requires a re-evaluation of the role of ECOSOC in global economic governance. Towards this end, a high-level debate with participants from the UN Missions, Secretariat, and officials from the G-20 took place at this year’s ECOSOC Retreat. It was hosted by the FES New York, the UN Department of Social Affairs and the Permanent Missions of Germany, Malaysia, Mauritius and South Korea.