The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) – the body responsible for coordinating economic and social work of the U.N. funds, programs and specialized agencies – has said that it will host a meeting next month to consider what else the U.N. can do to help the Haitian Government rebuild its country. “The Government of Haiti formulated the national plan for reconstruction, so we will see how ECOSOC and its bodies fit into the plan,” Hamidon Ali, ECOSOC President for 2010, told journalists in New York on March 17 during an overview of the U.N. body’s work for the year ahead. The ECOSOC meeting is expected to provide guidance and maintain the momentum of international assistance to Haiti, following the donors’ conference scheduled for March 31 at U.N. Headquarters in New York. (U.N. News Service)

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