United Nations Economic and Social Council 13 (III) Co-ordination Committee Resolution of 21 September 1946 (document E/231)

The United States representative on the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations presents his compliments to the Secretary-General of the United Nations and has the honour to transmit a revision of the draft resolution for the establishment of committees on co-ordination (document E/62) which was presented by the United States delegation to the United Nations at the second session of the Economic and Social Council, and to request him to present this revised draft to the Economic and Social Council.

The Economic and Social Council, Being desirous of discharging effectively it responsibility under the Charter of the United Nations to co-ordinate the activities of the specialized agencies,

1. Undertakes, after reference if necessary to an appropriate commission or to an ad hoc committee,

(a) To consider and to make recommendations or decisions, as may be suitable, regarding matters referred to it by the Secretary-General from the Committee established under paragraph 2, below, and matters arising outside the area of the agreement between the United Nations and the specialized agencies which are or may become the subject of difference of view between the specialized agencies and the United Nations, or between the specialized agencies, or between the specialized agencies and commissions or other subsidiary organs of the Council, and

(b) To make recommendations concerning ways and means of improving relations between these bodies; and

1. Requests the Secretary-General of the United Nations to establish a standing committee of administrative officers consisting of himself, as chairman, and corresponding officers of the specialized agencies brought into relationship with the United Nations, for the purpose of taking all appropriate steps, under the leadership of the Secretary-General, to insure the fullest and most effective implementation of the agreements entered into between the United Nations and specialized agencies.

Article 57

1. The various specialized agencies, established by intergovernmental agreement and having wide international responsibilities, as defined in their basic instruments, in economic, social, cultural, educational, health, and related fields, shall be brought into relationship with the United Nations in accordance with the provisions of Article 63.
2. Such agencies thus brought into relationship with the United Nations are hereinafter referred to as specialized agencies.

Article 63

1. The Economic and Social Council may enter into agreements with any of the agencies referred to in Article 57, defining the terms on which the agency concerned shall be brought into relationship with the United Nations. Such agreements shall be subject to approval by the General Assembly.
2. It may co-ordinate the activities of the specialized agencies through consultation with and recommendations to such agencies and through recommendations to the General Assembly and to the Members of the United Nations.