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Issues on the agenda:
- Reducing global poverty in line with the Sustainable Development Goals
- Developing a coherent international strategy for the prevention of the radicalisation of youth
The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) was established in 1945 as one of the six main organs of the United Nations (UN). The Council is central to the United Nations in that it handles three dimensional sustainable development: economically, socially and environmentally. It is the central platform for encouraging debate and inventive thinking, ensuring unanimity on ways forward, and the coordination of efforts to accomplish objectives. The Council serves as a link between diverse UN entities including specialised agencies, programmes and funds that approach sustainable development, and provides comprehensive guidance and coordination. By stressing financial, social and natural concerns, the ECOSOC aims to provide coherent solutions and efforts to issues at hand that tackle all three aspects of the problems.