The Economic and Social Council, under the authority of the General Assembly, is the United Nations organ which coordinates the economic and social work of the United Nations and its system of organizations. The Council has 54 members and until 1991 held the following sessions each year: a short organizational session in New York in January, the first regular session in New York in May, the second regular session in Geneva in July. The rules of procedure of the Council were amended by resolution 1992/2 and from 1992 on, the Council normally holds an organizational session in February in New York and one substantive session, with one "high-level segment" a year; the substantive session takes place in alternate years in New York and Geneva between May and July. Throughout the year there are meetings of the Council's committees, commissions and other subsidiary bodies.

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