President: Martin Sajdik of the Republic of Austria

Member Countries: 54

It is responsible for coordinating the economic, social and related work of 14 UN specialized agencies, their functional commissions and five regional commissions. The UN Economic and Social Council serves as the central forum for discussing international economic and social issues, and for formulating policy recommendations addressed to member states and the United Nations system.

Important points related to United Nations(UN) Economic and Social Council-

1. The Council has 54 member states, which are elected by the United Nations General Assembly for overlapping three-year terms.

2. Seats on the UN Economic and Social Council are based on geographical representation with 18 allocated to African states, 13 to Asian states, 8 to East European states, 13 to Latin American and Caribbean states and 13 to West European and other states..

3. Retiring members States are eligible for immediate re-election.

4. Each member State of the UN Economic and Social Council has one vote and decisions are taken by a majority of members present and voting.

5. The president is elected for a one-year term and chosen from the small or mid-sized powers represented on UN Economic and Social Council.

6. The president of the UN Economic and Social Council is elected every year.