economic and social council

economic and social council

noun
a permanent council of the United Nations; responsible for economic and social conditions 
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economic and social council

one of the six principal organs of the United Nations (UN), responsible for the direction and coordination of the economic, social, humanitarian, and cultural activities carried out by the UN. It is the UN's largest and most complex subsidiary body

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