The United Nation’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is one of the six main organs established by the United Nations Charter in 1947 and consists of 54 member states. The delegates in the council will discuss methods of “promoting international economic and social cooperation and development.”
Measures to Tackle Gender Inequality in the Labor Force
A great barrier to economic and social development that has been identified internationally is the discrimination against women, especially in terms of employment. Majority of the world’s countries are recognized to have been discriminatory towards women in the labor force, whether it be through the implementation of a wage gap, wherein females receive a smaller income than a male would for doing the same job, or by simply refusing a female a job because of her gender. This particular issue has been recognized in multiple councils in the United Nations, yet it remains a problem in many nations worldwide. Delegates will recognize the issues and barriers that females face in searching for employment opportunities, and try to draw solutions that will tackle this.
Measures to Develop and Implement Sustainable Energy Management Strategies
The world’s energy has mainly been obtained through the use of non-renewable resources, however these resources are currently running short, due to the increasing level of energy being consumed by the global population. Hence, it is vital that the world recognizes a more reliable and sustainable method of producing energy in sufficient amounts, in order to satisfy the global demand. Though there has been a certain amount of development in the area of renewable energy, such as solar, wind and hydroelectric power, various countries remain reliant on fossil fuels as their main source of energy, due to the issues (economic and social), that arise from using renewable energy. Therefore, the council will attempt to negotiate means of developing and implementing sustainable energy management strategies, while keeping budgets under consideration, and acknowledging the sovereignty of each member state. Negotiations may mention methods such as but not limited to: creating aims in order to gradually reduce the amount of non-renewable resources used, to reduce reliance on them, and investing in research to advance technology, in order to ensure that all energy management strategies are affordable and sustainable.