WMO New York's work at the UN Economic and Social Council

The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) sits at the heart of the UN System to advance the three dimensions of sustainable development – economic, social and environmental. It is a platform for fostering debate and innovative thinking and forging consensus on ways forward to achieve globally agreed goals. Many of its meetings – including the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, held annually in July, and subsequent segments, such as the Humanitarian Affairs Segment and the Forum on Financing for Development – have a weather, climate or water connection. WMO supports these discussions with relevant scientific and technical information from the global weather, climate and water communities, and elevates WMO Members priorities in the discourse. 

High-level Event on Responding to the Impacts of El Niño
view of the Economic and social council (ECOSOC) Chamber as Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (shown on screen) addresses a high-level event on “Responding to the Impacts of El Niño and Mitigating Recurring Climate Risks”.
UN Photo / Eskinder Debebe