Economic and Social Council Documentation
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Annual Report of ECOSOC to the General Assembly
ECOSOC reports annually to the General Assembly on its activities. This report is initially issued as a document of the General Assembly and subsequently published as Supplement No. 3 to the General Assembly Official Records (GAOR).
- Initial document
- symbol pattern: A/session/3
- example: A/67/3
- Final document
The first part of the report includes "Matters calling for action by or brought to the attention of the General Assembly", and may include draft resolutions to be considered for adoption by the General Assembly;
The annexes include membership lists for the Council and its subsidiary bodies and a listing of intergovernmental organizations participating in ECOSOC deliberations.
Reports of the Secretary-General
The Secretary-General reports to ECOSOC on issues called for by resolutions, such as:
- economic indicators
- coordination within the UN system
All reports for the ECOSOC have document symbols that begin with E/--.
Reports of ECOSOC Subsidiaries
ECOSOC has many subsidiary bodies that report to it regularly.
The sessional reports of ECOSOC subsidiaries often have a dual symbol and are usually issued as a supplement to the Economic and Social Council Official Records (ESCOR).
- Symbol pattern: E/year/- and E/CN.-/year/-
- Example: E/2011/29-E/CN.17/2011/20
They include information about:
- dates of meetings;
- summary of discussions;
- resolutions and decisions adopted by the body
- draft resolutions recommended for adoption by ECOSOC and/or the General Assembly.
UN-I-QUE includes lists of the document symbols for the reports of all subsidiary bodies, 1946 onwards.