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Inter-Governmental Autonomous Organisations

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOCFrenchConseil économique et social des Nations uniesCESNU) is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations, responsible for coordinating the economic and social fields of the organisation, specifically in regards to the 15 specialised agencies, the eight functional commissions and the five regional commissions under its jurisdiction.

The Council serves as the central forum for discussing international economic and social issues and formulating policy recommendations addressed to member states and the United Nations system.[1] A number of non-governmental organisations have been granted consultative status to the Council to participate in the work of the United Nations.

It holds one four-week session each year in July, and since 1998, it has also held an annual meeting in April with finance ministers heading key committees of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).