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Economic and Social Council – ECOSOC

The Czech Republic attaches a great importance to dealing with global economic and social problems such as, inter alia, international economic issues, social progress and development, observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms or insufficient health and living conditions.

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The Czech Republic attaches a great importance to dealing with global economic and social problems such as, inter alia, international economic issues, social progress and development, observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms or insufficient health and living conditions. The Czech Republic considers the UN Economic and Social Committee (ECOSOC) as an important and appropriate platform for dealing with those issues and has repeatedly sought to contribute to pursuing these objectives through its membership. The Czech Republic is currently a member of the ECOSOC and its previous memberships include periods of 1996-1998 and 1999-2001. During the period of its first membership, the Czech Republic was elected as one of the four vice-presidents of ECOSOC in 1997.

Czech Republic's memberships in the ECOSOC subsidiary bodies:

  • Commission on Narcotic Drugs (1993-2003)

  • Commission on Sustainable Development (1993-1994, 1998-2001, 2006-2009)

  • Bureau of the UN Statistical Commission (1993-1995, 1997-2000, 2001-2004)

  • Commission for Social Development (2001-2005, 2005-2009)

  • Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (2001-2003, 2004-2006)

  • Economic Commission for Europe

  • ECOSOC expert bodies:

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

    • Sub-committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods

    • Sub-committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals