Mongolia’s candidature to the UN Economic and Social Council

For the term 2010-2012




The Government of Mongolia has presented its candidature for the seat allocated to the Asian group at the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for the period 2010-2012, at the elections to be held during the 64th session of the UN General Assembly in 2009 in New York.


Since becoming a full-fledged member of the United Nations back in 1961 Mongolia served as a member of ECOSOC only once during 1973-1975. Hence, after more than three decades Mongolia is aspiring for a membership in the ECOSOC to promote an effective international cooperation in the economic, social and related fields and further strengthening the role of ECOSOC in addressing global developmental challenges.


Mongolia is strongly committed to the Millennium Development Goals and exerts every effort towards their full implementation at the national level.


At the international level, Mongolia has been active in advancing the interests of rural women, landlocked developing countries, the role of cooperatives in development and the goals of the United Nations Literacy Decade within the United Nations.


Mongolia’s candidature to the ECOSOC is endorsed by the Asian Group of 53 Member States of the United Nations.