United Nations Economic & Social Council (ECOSOC)

The Environmental Compliance Institute (ECI) is accredited as an NGO in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) since 24th June 2020. ECOSOC is the central mechanism for coordination of the activities of the United Nations system and its specialized agencies and supervision of subsidiary bodies in the economic, social, environmental and related fields. It lies at the heart of the UN system with the goal to achieve a balanced integration of the three dimensions of sustainable development. It is the principal body for the coordination, policy review, policy dialogue and recommendations on issues of economic and social development and for implementation of the international development goals agreed at the major United Nations conferences and summits, including the Sustainable development Goals. ECOSOC remains the only main UN body with a formal framework for NGO participation. The ECOSOC accreditation framework benefits both the United Nations and the accredited NGOs. While ECOSOC has the opportunity to avail itself of valuable and expert advice from accredited NGOs such as ECI, the NGOs in turn also have the opportunity of expressing their views and influencing the work of the Council.