Mandates

Legislative mandates

General Assembly resolutions

55/2

United Nations Millennium Declaration

57/2

United Nations Declaration on the New Partnership for Africa’s Development

57/144

Follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit

57/270 B

Integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits in the economic and social fields

58/142

Women and political participation 

58/220

Economic and technical cooperation among developing countries

58/269

Strengthening of the United Nations agenda for further change

59/228

Activities undertaken during the International Year of Freshwater, 2003, preparations for the International Decade for Action, “Water for Life”, 2005-2015, and further efforts to achieve the sustainable development of water resources

60/1

2005 World Summit Outcome

61/7

Cooperation between the United Nations and the International Organization of la Francophonie 

61/230

Implementation of the recommendations contained in the report of the Secretary-General on the causes of conflict and the promotion of durable peace and sustainable development in Africa

61/234

Enhancing the role of the subregional offices of the Economic Commission for Africa

62/208

Triennial comprehensive policy of operational activities for development of the United Nations system

63/310

Cooperation between the United Nations and the African Union

63/267

New Partnership for Africa’s Development: progress in implementation and international support

64/159

The right to food 

64/160

Globalization and its impact on the full enjoyment of all human rights 

64/172

The right to development

64/213

Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries

64/214

Groups of countries in special situations: specific actions related to the particular needs and problems of landlocked developing countries: outcome of the International Ministerial Conference of Landlocked and Transit Developing Countries and Donor Countries and International Financial and Development Institutions on Transit Transport Cooperation

64/215

Legal empowerment of the poor and eradication of poverty

64/216

Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty
(2008-2017)

64/218

Human resources development

64/221

South-South cooperation

64/222

Nairobi outcome document of the High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation

64/223

Towards global partnerships

64/252

Implementation of the recommendations contained in the report of the Secretary-General on the causes of conflict and the promotion of durable peace and sustainable development in Africa

 

Economic and Social Council resolutions

1998/46

Further measures for the restructuring and revitalization of the United Nations in the economic, social and related fields

1999/5

Poverty eradication and capacity-building

2004/246

Regional cooperation

2005/44

Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2001-2010

2007/4

Review of the intergovernmental machinery of the Economic Commission for Africa

2007/33

Mainstreaming a gender perspective into all policies and programmes in the United Nations system

2009/1

Progress in the implementation of General Assembly resolution 62/208 on the triennial comprehensive policy review of operational activities for development of the United Nations system

2009/6

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

2009/19

Work of the Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals

2009/20

Social dimensions of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development

2009/25

Improving the collection, reporting and analysis of data to enhance knowledge on trends in specific areas of crime

2009/29

Role of the Economic and Social Council in the integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits, in light of relevant General Assembly resolutions, including resolution 61/16

2009/32

African countries emerging from conflict

 

Economic Commission for Africa resolutions

798 (XXX)

Promotion of private investment in Africa 

844 (XXXIX)

Repositioning ECA to better respond to Africa’s priorities

845 (XXXIX)

Achieving the Millennium Development Goals in Africa

853 (XL)

Review of the Intergovernmental Machinery of the Economic Commission for Africa

862 (XLII)

Enhancing domestic resource mobilization

865 (XLII)

Global financial and economic crisis 

866 (XLII)

Millennium Development Goals

 

Trade, finance and economic development

General Assembly resolutions 

54/197

Towards a stable international financial system, responsive to the challenges of development, especially in the developing countries

59/249

Industrial development cooperation

63/229

Role of microcredit and microfinance in the eradication of poverty

63/206

External debt and development: towards a durable solution to the debt problems of developing countries

64/190

International financial system and development

64/191

External debt sustainability and development

64/193

Follow-up to and implementation of the Monterrey Consensus and the outcome of the 2008 Review Conference (Doha Declaration on Financing for Development)

64/210

Role of the United Nations in promoting development in the context of globalization and interdependence

 

 Economic and Social Council resolutions 

2004/48

Coordinated and integrated United Nations system approach to promoting rural development in developing countries, with due consideration to least developed countries, for poverty eradication and sustainable development

2004/64

International Conference on Financing for Development

2007/2

The role of the United Nations system in providing full and productive employment and decent work for all

2007/30

Follow-up to the International Conference on Financing for Development

2007/31

Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2001-2010

 

Economic Commission for Africa resolutions

840 (XXXV)

Implementation of the Brussels Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2001-2010

847 (XL)

Aid for Trade

848 (XL)

Financing for Development

862 (XLII)

Enhancing Domestic Resource Mobilization

865 (XLII)

Global financial and economic crisis

 

Food security and sustainable development

General Assembly resolutions

47/191

Institutional arrangements to follow up the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development

54/214

Conservation and sustainable development of Central African forest ecosystems

57/271

World Food Summit: five years later

64/72

Sustainable fisheries, including through the 1995 Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks, and related instruments

64/73

Protection of global climate for present and future generations of humankind

64/197

Agricultural technology for development

64/198

Midterm comprehensive review of the implementation of the International Decade for Action, “Water for Life”, 2005-2015

64/199

Follow-up to and implementation of the Mauritius Strategy for the Further Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States

64/200

International Strategy for Disaster Reduction

64/201

United Nations Decade for Deserts and the Fight against Desertification (2010-2020)

64/202

Implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa

64/203

Convention on Biological Diversity

64/205

Sustainable mountain development

64/206

Promotion of new and renewable sources of energy

64/224

Agriculture development and food security

64/236

Implementation of Agenda 21, the Programme for the Further Implementation of Agenda 21 and the outcomes of the World Summit on Sustainable Development

 

Economic and Social Council resolutions

2004/48

Coordinated and integrated United Nations system approach to promoting rural development in developing countries, with due consideration to least developed countries, for poverty eradication and sustainable development

2009/28

The role of the United Nations system in implementing the ministerial declaration on the internationally agreed goals and commitments in regard to sustainable development adopted at the high-level segment of the 2008 substantive session of the Economic and Social Council

 

Economic Commission for Africa resolutions

800 (XXX)

Strategy and Action Plan for Water Resources Assessment, Development and Management in Africa

801 (XXX)

 Food security and self-sufficiency in Africa

852 (XL)

Climate change and development in Africa

 

Governance and public administration

General Assembly resolutions 

48/180

Entrepreneurship and privatization for economic growth and sustainable development

54/128

Action against corruption

54/204

Business and development

60/34

Public administration and development

64/12

Support by the United Nations system of the efforts of Governments to promote and consolidate new or restored democracies

64/82

Follow-up to the International Year of Human Rights Learning

64/116

The rule of law at the national and international levels

64/148

Global efforts for the total elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance and the comprehensive implementation of and follow-up to the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action

64/152

International Covenants on Human Rights

64/153

Torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment

64/155

Strengthening the role of the United Nations in enhancing periodic and genuine elections and the promotion of democratization

64/161

National institutions for the promotion and protection of human rights

64/173

Promotion of equitable geographical distribution in the membership of the human rights treaty bodies

64/174

Human rights and cultural diversity

64/237

Preventing and combating corrupt practices and transfer of assets of illicit origin and returning such assets, in particular to the countries of origin, consistent with the United Nations Convention against Corruption

 

Economic and Social Council resolutions

2005/3

Public administration and development

2009/23

Support for the development and implementation of the regional programmes of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

2009/33

Support to Non-Self-Governing Territories by the specialized agencies and international institutions associated with the United Nations

 

Information and science and technology for Development

General Assembly resolutions

50/102

United Nations system support for science and technology in Africa

57/4

Regional cooperation in information and communication technologies for development

60/252

World Summit on the Information Society

63/306

Multilingualism

64/86

International cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space

64/187

Information and communication technologies for development

64/211

Creation of a global culture of cybersecurity and taking stock of national efforts to protect critical information infrastructures

64/212

Science and technology for development

 

Economic and Social Council resolutions

2007/8

Flow of information for the follow-up to the World Summit on the Information Society

2009/7

Assessment of the progress made in the implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society

 

Economic Commission for Africa resolutions

758 (XXVIII)

The role of cartography, remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS) in sustainable development

766 (XXVIII)

Strengthening development information systems for regional cooperation and integration in Africa

789 (XXIX)

Strengthening information systems for Africa’s recovery and sustainable development

795 (XXX)

Building Africa’s information highway

812 (XXXI)

Implementation of the African Information Society Initiative (AISI)

817 (XXXI)

African Regional Conference on Science and Technology

 

Economic cooperation and regional integration

General Assembly resolutions

50/126

Water supply and sanitation

56/180

Specific actions related to the particular needs and problems of landlocked developing countries

58/201

Almaty Programme of Action: Addressing the Special Needs of Landlocked Developing Countries within a New Global Framework for Transit Transport Cooperation for Landlocked and Transit Developing Countries

58/217

International Decade for Action, “Water for Life”, 2005-2015

60/5

Improving global road safety

64/188

International trade and development

64/192

Commodities

64/210

Role of the United Nations in promoting development in the context of globalization and interdependence

 

Economic and Social Council resolutions

2009/11   

Europe-Africa fixed link through the Strait of Gibraltar

 

Economic Commission for Africa resolutions

818 (XXXI)

Promotion of mineral resources development and utilization in Africa

819 (XXXI)

Promotion of energy resources development and utilization in Africa

822 (XXXI)

Implementation of the treaty establishing the African Economic Community: strengthening regional economic communities; rationalization and harmonization of the activities of regional and subregional communities

 

Gender and women in development

General Assembly resolutions

59/167

Elimination of all forms of violence against women, including crimes identified in the outcome document of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly, entitled “Women 2000: gender equality, development and peace for the twenty-first century”

59/248

World Survey on the role of women in development

63/157

Future operation of the International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women

64/137

Intensification of efforts to eliminate all forms of violence against women

64/138

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

64/139

Violence against women migrant workers

64/140

Improvement of the situation of women in rural areas

64/141

Follow-up to the Fourth World Conference on Women and full implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcome of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly

64/145

The girl child

64/217

Women in development

 

Economic and Social Council resolutions

1998/12

Conclusions of the Commission on the Status of Women on critical areas of concern identified in the Platform for Action of the Fourth World Conference on Women

2003/44

Agreed conclusions of the Commission on the Status of Women on women’s participation in and access of women to the media, and information and communication technologies and their impact on and use as an instrument for the advancement and empowerment of women

2004/4

Review of Economic and Social Council agreed conclusions 1997/2 on mainstreaming the gender perspective into all policies and programmes in the United Nations system

2009/12

Mainstreaming a gender perspective into all policies and programmes in the United Nations system

2009/13

Future operation of the International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women

 

Economic Commission for Africa resolutions

802 (XXX)

African Platform for Action: African common position for the advancement of women

824 (XXXI)

Follow-up to the Dakar and Beijing conferences: implementation of the global and regional platforms for action for the advancement of women (1996)

Subregional activities for development

                                       (a)      Subregional activities in North Africa

 

                                       (b)      Subregional activities in West Africa

 

                                       (c)      Subregional activities in Central Africa

 

                                       (d)      Subregional activities in East Africa

 

                                       (e)      Subregional activities in Southern Africa

 

 General Assembly resolutions

56/180

Specific actions related to the particular needs and problems of landlocked developing countries

61/51

Cooperation between the United Nations and the Southern African Development Community

61/212

Groups of countries in special situations: specific actions related to the particular needs and problems of landlocked developing countries: outcome of the International Ministerial Conference of Landlocked and Transit Developing Countries and Donor Countries and International Financial and Development Institutions on Transit Transport Cooperation

61/234

Enhancing the role of the subregional offices of the Economic Commission for Africa

64/202

Implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa

 

Economic and Social Council resolutions

2006/14

Progress in the implementation of General Assembly resolution 56/201 on the triennial comprehensive policy review of operational activities for development of the United Nations system

 

Economic Commission for Africa resolutions

828 (XXXII)

The Multinational Programming and Operational Centres: Strengthening the Economic Commission for Africa’s subregional presence

830 (MFC1 A)

Reform of the regional commissions: Relationships between the Economic Commission for Africa, United Nations agencies and the regional and subregional organizations in Africa (resolution of the 1st meeting of the Ministerial Follow-up Committee)

 

Development planning and administration

Economic Commission for Africa resolutions

799 (XXX)

Promoting human development in Africa

839 (XXXV)

African Institute for Economic Development and Planning

846 (XXXIX)

African Institute for Economic Development and Planning

851 (XL)

African Institute for Economic Development and Planning

864 (XLII)

Repositioning of the African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (IDEP)

 

Statistics

Economic and Social Council resolutions

2000/27

Basic indicators for the integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow-up to major United Nations conferences and summits at all levels

2005/13

2010 World Population and Housing Census Programme

2006/6

Strengthening statistical capacity

 

Economic Commission for Africa resolutions

849 (XL)

Statistics and statistical capacity-building in Africa

 

Social development

General Assembly resolutions

47/5

Proclamation on Ageing

49/128

Report of the International Conference on Population and Development

50/81

World Programme of Action for Youth to the Year 2000 and Beyond

50/107

Observance of the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty and proclamation of the first United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty

60/35

Enhancing capacity-building in global public health

62/131

Implementation of the outcome of the World Summit for Social Development and of the twenty-fourth special session of the General Assembly

62/170

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol

62/180

2001-2010: Decade to Roll Back Malaria in Developing Countries, Particularly in Africa

S-21/2

Key actions for the further implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development

S-24/2

Further initiatives for social development

64/79

2001-2010: Decade to Roll Back Malaria in Developing Countries, Particularly in Africa

64/129

Assistance to refugees, returnees and displaced persons in Africa

64/130

Policies and programmes involving youth

64/131

Realizing the Millennium Development Goals for persons with disabilities

64/132

Follow-up to the Second World Assembly on Ageing

64/133

Follow-up to the tenth anniversary of the International Year of the Family and beyond

64/134

Proclamation of 2010 as the International Year of Youth: Dialogue and Mutual Understanding

64/135

Implementation of the outcome of the World Summit for Social Development and of the twenty-fourth special session of the General Assembly

64/136

Cooperatives in social development

64/146

Rights of the child

64/166

Protection of migrants

64/207

Implementation of the outcome of the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) and strengthening of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)

 

Economic and Social Council resolutions

1997/2

International migration and development

2001/42

Global campaign for poverty eradication

2003/13

National and international cooperation for social development: implementation of social objectives of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development

2005/13

2010 World Population and Housing Census Programme

2007/27

Supplement to the World Programme of Action for Youth to the Year 2000 and Beyond

 

Commission on Population and Development resolutions

2007/1

Changing age structures of populations and their implications for development

 

Economic Commission for Africa resolutions

748 (XXVIII)

Population, family and sustainable development

832 (XXXIII)

HIV/AIDS in Africa