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Saudi Arabia Wins Membership to Economic and Social Council

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that the Kingdom has won membership to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) from 2025 to 2027, reported Al Arabiya.

The Ministry explained in a post on “X” platform that the Council works to achieve the three dimensions of sustainable development, namely economic, social and environmental. It also aims to encourage discussion and innovative ideas, and coordinate efforts to achieve goals that the world agrees upon.

The Ministry affirmed that the Kingdom aims, through its membership to the Council, to achieve social empowerment. It will be facilitated through providing opportunities for all, mitigating the impacts of climate change, and advancing international digital transformation to enhance the quality of life and advance the goals of sustainable development.

The Economic and Social Council is one of the United Nations councils, headquartered in New York City. The United Nations Charter established it as a main body for coordinating the economic and social activities of the United Nations and the specialized agencies.

The Council is a main organ of the United Nations. It consists of 54 members of the United Nations, 18 of whom are elected every year by the General Assembly for a period of three years

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