United Nations Economic and Social Council
The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC; French: Conseil économique et social des Nations unies, CESNU) is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations, responsible for coordinating the economic and social fields of the organization, specifically in regards to the fifteen specialised agencies, the eight functional commissions, and the five regional commissions under its jurisdiction.
Fostering Socio-Cultural Welfare in the Midst of Rapid Industrialization
Industrialization was once perceived as a key to the actualization of dynamic and competitive economic capacity of the world. States are hopeful that with a resilient economy, comes development and equal prosperity. Industrialization champions technological developments in accelerating the efficacy and efficiency of economic activities. However, with various models of industrialization taking place, the fragility of the global agenda is becoming increasingly palpable. Unequal pace between developed and developing countries; debate between models of industrialization; technology gap; dependencies of developing countries; rise of precariats in social classes; exploited indegenous lands—and the list goes further. More and more socio-cultural issues are being neglected in exchange for the rapid growth of industrialization. But at what cost? How can development and equal prosperity be achieved if people are still on the brink of poverty and vulnerability? Where did it go wrong and what can we do to protect socio-cultural welfare whilst industrialization takes place?