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MOSCOW, July 1 (Itar-Tass) - Russia expresses hope for broad support of its initiatives at the United Nations Economic and Social Council, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said in its comments on the ECOSOC annual session that started in Geneva on Monday.
These initiatives are targeted at supporting the implementation of priorities on the international socio-economic agenda, including the creation of a UN task force on prevention and control of non-infectious diseases, the ministry said.
“The Russian delegation is ready for constructive interaction with all partners in the interests of strengthening multifaceted development cooperation and effective engagement of the ECOSOC potential as an important mechanism of the global economic management system,” the ministry said.
The ministry said at its session the Council will “consider the current state of and prospects for global economic development and will analyze progress in the United Nations’ implementation of political development agreements, including the United Nations Millennium Development Goal (MDG) that should be achieved by 2015.”
“ECOSOC decisions will create common guidelines and give a fresh impetus to joint work of UN agencies and other international structures on a wide range of social and economic issues and will help make joint efforts towards overcoming modern challenges and threats to development more consolidated and effective,” the ministry said.