The resolutions are formal expressions of the opinion of the ECOSOC. They have only advisory status and are often passed on to the General Assembly for further actions.
For some of the actions the term "decisions" is used. The decisions deal with routine matters such as appointments and elections.
Voting in the ECOSOC is by simple majority. Each member state has one vote.
Find ECOSOC resolutions
ECOSOC resolutions carry the following symbols:
Resolutions from 1978 onwards
Ex.2000/288 Document 288 =(NB! no individual code for the resolutions), year 2000.
Before 1978 these documents are numbered consecutively through the years. A roman numeral within parentheses indicates the session number.
- ECOSOC resolutions are issued as no 1 in the series Supplements to the Official Records of the Economic and Social Council.
- Resolutions from the committees, commissions and other subsidiary bodies are published in their annual reports submitted to ECOSOC. These reports are issued as Supplements to the Official Records of the Economic and Social Council.
- For more information about ECOSOC resolutions, see United Nations Documentation: Research Guide. Economic and Social Council Resolutions/Decisions.