Azerbaijan has been elected a member of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for the period 2025-2027.

Azerbaijan was elected for the third time a member of the ECOSOC as 148 member states voted in favor of the country.

The Economic and Social Council is the United Nations’ central platform for reflection, debate, and innovative thinking on sustainable development.

ECOSOC’s inaugural meeting was convened in January 1946 in London, with Sir Ramaswami Mudaliar of India chairing as its first President.

The Economic and Social Council is the principal body for coordination, policy review, policy dialogue and recommendations on economic, social and environmental issues, as well as implementation of internationally agreed development goals. It serves as the central mechanism for activities of the UN system and its specialized agencies in the economic, social and environmental fields, supervising subsidiary and expert bodies. It has 54 Members, elected by the General Assembly for overlapping three-year terms. It is the United Nations’ central platform for reflection, debate, and innovative thinking on sustainable development.