In a world facing famine, major migration and conflict exacerbated by COVID-19, the UN, including its foundational body the Economic and Social Council, known as ECOSOC, is “vital” to promote global peace and cooperation. 

That’s according to Munir Akram, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN, who was elected ECOSOC President in July.

He told UN News’s Liz Scaffidi that urgent action needs to be taken now, to meet the needs of developing countries, “otherwise, we will have a humanitarian disaster on our hands”, but began the interview by explaining ECOSOC’s overall role. 

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