Cambodia has been elected as a member of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for 2019, announced the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in a press release dated June 13.
The election took place yesterday at the UN General Assembly Hall in New York and Cambodia's candidacy was supported by 183 out of 188 participating countries attending the UN General Assembly.
This is another new achievement of the Kingdom of Cambodia in enhancing the national honour and prestige on the international arena, after the country was elected early this month as a Vice President of 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), from September 2018 to September 2019.
As a member of ECOSOC, Cambodia will take part in discussing and giving comments on promotion of living standard, job creation, social and economic development, in boosting international cultural and educational cooperation, international economic and health issue resolution, and human rights respect.
ECOSOC is one of the six principal organs of UN for coordinating the economic, social, and related work of 15 UN specialised agencies, their functional commissions and five regional commissions.
ECOSOC is the central forum for discussing international economic and social issues and formulating policy recommendations addressed to member states and the United Nations system, etc.
The main organs of the UN are the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council, the Trusteeship Council, the International Court of Justice, and the UN Secretariat. All were established since 1945 when the UN was founded.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press