The Department of Economic and Social Affairs , hereinafter UN DESA, is a vital interface
between global policies in the economic, social and environmental spheres and national
action. It holds up the development pillar of the UN Secretariat. The Department works in
three main interlinked areas: it complies, generates and analyses a wide range of economic,
social and environmental data and information on which Member States of the United Nation
draw to review common problems and to take stock of policy options; it facilitates the
negotiations of Member States in many intergovernmental bodies on joint courses of action to
address ongoing or emerging global challenges; and it advises interested governments on the
ways and means of translating policy frameworks developed in United Nations conferences
and summits into programmes at the country level and, through technical assistance, helps
build national capacities. UN DESA’s work promotes and supports international cooperation
in the pursuit of sustainable development for all. It addresses a range of cross-cutting issues
that affect peoples’ lives and livelihoods, especially the most vulnerable. We are
fundamentally concerned, not only with global prosperity today, but also tomorrow, having as
a foundation the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs) supported by the Addis Ababa Action Agenda. UN DESA has
nine divisions: Office for ECOSOC Support and Coordination, Division for Sustainable
Development, Population Division, Division for Public Administration and Development
Management, Financing for Development Office, Division for Social Policy and
Development, Statistics Division, Development Policy and Analysis Division, United Nations
Forum on Forests, Capacity Development Office.

Agenda Item: Labour rigths, full and productive employment.

 

Under Secretary-General: Zeynep Tuna Bayraktar
Academic Assistant: Berkcan Yalçın