Miloš Koterec was appointed the president of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), becoming the first Slovak to hold the post since the country was formed in 1993, the Foreign Ministry announced on January 11, as reported by the TASR newswire.
In his address to the council, Koterec, who previously served as Slovakia's Permanent Representative at the UN, presented ECOSOC's priorities for 2012. He said, as reported by TASR, that these include boosting co-operation with other global and regional institutions such as the World Bank and International Monetary Fund as well as following up on the outcomes of the UN Sustainable Development Conference (Rio+20).
ECOSOC is one of the six principal bodies of the UN and is responsible for coordinating economic and social activities.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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12. Jan 2012 at 10:00