TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia has been accepted as member of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

According to the Foreign Affairs Ministry, the country is elected as member for a period from 2014 to 2016.

The election for new ECOSOC members was held in New York on October 30, 2013, within the frames of the 68th session of the UN General Assembly.

“The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) constitutes one of the principal bodies of the United Nations, which studies and issues recommendations on the issues connected with economic, social, educational, cultural and health protection spheres within the international system,” a statement by the ministry reads.

“Georgia thanks all countries who voted for Georgia in these elections.”