UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA)
UN DESA's work addresses a range of cross-cutting issues that affect peoples’ lives and livelihoods. It tackles challenges on poverty reduction, governance, finance, and environment, with special attention to the most vulnerable segment of the population in the globe. Its categorizes its work programme into three areas: norm-setting, analysis, and capacity-building.
UN DESA's research and analytical work covers a range of economic, social and environmental issues. It produces a host of publications and major intergovernmental reports which are essential to UN negotiations and global policy decisions.
Its main priorities are promoting progress toward and strengthening accountability in achieving UN development goals, and ensuring civil society engagement with the UN.
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