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14 June 2024

Sri Lanka received the membership of UN's Economic and Social Council

Sri Lanka has received membership of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for a three-year term commencing 01 January 2025.

The elections held by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on 07 June 2024,

Sri Lanka secured 182 votes of the 189 member states present and voting. Sri Lanka was selected to the ECOSOC from 1985 – 1989 and 2006 – 2008 previously.

As a member of the ECOSOC, Sri Lanka will contribute to the Council’s efforts and programs for eradication of poverty, food security, financing for development, reform of the inte ational financial architecture to support vulnerable countries, climate justice, gender equality and women’s empowerment, rights of persons with disabilities, science and technology, and bridging the digital divide.


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