21 September 2012
General Assembly

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Sixty-seventh General Assembly

Second Committee

1st Meeting (AM)

Second Committee Elects Vice-Chair to Fill Remaining Bureau Vacancy


The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) met this morning to fill the remaining vacant position on its Bureau for the sixty-seventh session of the General Assembly.

By acclamation, it elected Modest Jonathan Mero (United Republic of Tanzania) from the Group of African States as Vice-Chair, before adopting, as orally amended, the “Organization of work of the Second Committee” (document A/C.2/67/L.1).

During the meeting, Committee Chair George Wilfred Talbot (Guyana) discussed the body’s working methods and proposed six special events on the following topics:  lessons learned from the debt crisis and ongoing work on sovereign debt restructuring and debt resolution mechanisms, pursuant to General Assembly resolution 66/189; science and technology and innovation:  a new development paradigm; the challenges of countries under special situations/the special challenges of middle-income countries; follow-up to Rio+20 on sustainable development goals; entrepreneurship for development; and migration and development:  causes and impacts.

The Second Committee will meet again at 10 a.m. on Monday, 8 October.

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