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Economic and Social Council: 25th Plenary Meeting…

Economic and Social Council: 25th Plenary Meeting, 2023 Session
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Opening 2023 Management Segment, Economic and Social Council Adopts 22 Draft Texts Proposed by Subsidiary Bodies

Opening its 2023 management segment today, the Economic and Social Council adopted 22 draft texts, including 12 resolutions and 10 decisions that were approved and proposed by its subsidiary bodies.

Among the draft texts before the Council was a resolution titled “United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute”, which encouraged the Institute to continue its efforts in advancing evidence-based and data-centric approaches to address the global challenges of transnational organized crime in many evolving dimensions. It also expressed its deep appreciation to Italy for hosting the Institute and facilitating its work for more than 50 years. 

The Council also adopted another resolution titled “Mainstreaming a gender perspective into all policies and programmes in the United Nations system”, by which the organ reaffirmed the importance of mainstreaming a gender perspective in the policies and programmes related to innovation and technological change, as well as education in the digital age.  It also called on the United Nations system to accelerate mainstreaming of a gender perspective at all levels of its work. 

In that regard, Aparna Mehrotra, Director of the System Coordination Division of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women), highlighted the adoption of the United Nations gender equality marker, also known as UN GEM, which introduces a common methodology and format for tracking the Organization’s contributions to gender equality and women’s empowerment. 

The Committee also held elections by acclamation to fill vacancies in the Commission on Population and Development from the African States; Commission on the Status of Women from the African States; Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice from the African States; Committee for Programme and Coordination from the Eastern European States; Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme/United Nations Population Fund/United Nations Office for Project Services from the Asia-Pacific States; and Programme Coordinating Board of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) from among the Western European and other States.

The Economic and Social Council will reconvene at 10 a.m. on Thursday, 8 June, to conclude its management segment.