- United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs(UNDESA) is part of the United Nations Secretariatand is responsible for the follow-up to the major United Nations Summits and Conferences, as well as services to the Economic and Social Counciland the Second and Third Committees of the United Nations General Assembly.cite web|url=http://www.un.org/esa/desa/ousg/#bioSection| title=About Mr. Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary-General|accessdate=2007-09-21]
In some areas the Department's work is through indirect measures to promote development and stability.UN document |docid=A-53-488 |type=Document |body=General Assembly |session=53 |document_number=488 |highlight=rect_83,357_499,647 |page=6 |accessdate=2007-09-21| date=
12 October 1998|title=Zone of peace and cooperation of the South Atlantic]
In 2002, due to the increased burden of servicing an increasing number of conferences including the Millennium Declaration, the Department was expanded and gained a new office of an Assistant Secretary-General.UN document |docid=A-57-387 |type=Document |body=General Assembly |session=57 |document_number=387 |highlight=rect_503,360_913,1134 |page=22 |accessdate=2007-09-21|date=
2 October 2002|title=Strengthening of the United Nations: an agenda for further change] UNDESA is headquartered in New York, but has an important secondary office in Rome (Italy), managing the coordination of Italian Fellowship and JPO Programmes.
Due to the importance the United Nations attaches to economic and social affairs, the Department contains several important Divisions. These include the Development Policy Division, the Division for Sustainable Development, the Division for Social Development, the Division for Public Administration, the Statistics Division, and the Population Division.
* [http://www.un.org/esa/desa Department for Economic and Social Affairs]
* [http://www.un.org/esa UN - Economic and Social Development]
* [http://www.un.org/esa/about_esa.html UN - About Economic and Social Development]
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