The aim of the ECOSOC preparatory meeting in Prague at the end of March was to highlight the importance of citizen participation, good public administration, and inclusive institutions to attaining the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda.
"We would be happy to cooperate with the United Nations ECOSOC on the important topic of public participation in decision-making. The European Economic and Social Committee fully supports participative, open and transparent processes for public policy-making," said EESC member Roman Haken, who took part in the meeting.
ECOSOC is the third most important UN body after the General Assembly and the Security Council. It oversees international development in the economic, social, and cultural areas as well as in relation to education and health. (sg)