Banner of Commissions: CND and CCPCJ
The ECOSOC has been invited, in General Assembly resolution 75/290A, to strengthen its oversight, guidance and coordination of its subsidiary bodies, including the functional commissions, for the purpose of enhancing the work of the subsidiary bodies, aligning them more closely with the 2030 Agenda, and reinforcing their expert nature. The resolution invited the President and Bureau of the Council to work with the bureaux of subsidiary bodies, and in consultation with delegations, during the 2022 session of the Council to identify possible actions to be taken to implement the provisions on enhancing the work of subsidiary bodies contained in paragraphs 28 and 29 of the annex to General Assembly resolution 72/305. This review was led by H.E. Ambassador Lachezara Stoeva (Bulgaria), Vice-President of the ECOSOC at its 2022 session.
The intent was for the review to be owned by Member States. The review focused on substantive issues and methods of work concerning ECOSOC’s subsidiary bodies. On substantive issues, the review focused on the relevance of the work of subsidiary bodies, quality of their work, and support they have given to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. On methods of work, the review focused on the work of the subsidiary bodies to reflect the need for an integrated and action-oriented approach to the SDGs, support they have given to the work of the ECOSOC, and efficiency, effectiveness, transparency and inclusiveness of their work.
In summary, the review will focus on the following 5 questions:
The timeline of the review is as follows:
Through decision 2022/334, the Council took note of the Summary of recommendations that emanated from the review of the work of ECOSOC functional commissions and expert bodies conducted in the first part of 2022. This review was based on the assessments and recommendations of the Bureaux of the respective bodies, as well as on informal consultations among Member States.