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22 Dec 2015

General Assembly Adopts 48 Texts in Total as It Takes Action on Reports of Its Second Committee

14 Dec 2015

Concluding Its Session, Second Committee Unanimously Approves 18 Resolutions

10 Dec 2015

Draft Resolution Expressing ‘Profound Alarm’ over Global Rise in Greenhouse Gas Emissions among 14 Texts Approved by Second Committee

4 Dec 2015

Agricultural Technology for Sustainable Development among Eight Texts Approved by Second Committee

25 Nov 2015

Second Committee Introduces Five Draft Resolutions, Discusses Revitalizing Work of General Assembly

19 Nov 2015

Second Committee Approves Text Calling for Establishment of Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Consumer Protection Law

12 Nov 2015

Second Committee Passes Resolutions Reaffirming Rights of Palestinian People over Natural Resources, Recognizes Right to Claim Restitution

11 Nov 2015

Combating Tax Evasion Especially Critical for Developing States, Second Committee, Economic and Social Council Hear at Meeting on Domestic Resource Mobilization

5 Nov 2015

Second Committee Introduces 17 Draft Resolutions, Including Text on Raising Public Awareness of Tsunamis, Building Back Better

4 Nov 2015

Global Partnerships, Transparency Critical to Effective Sustainable Development, Delegates Say, as Second Committee Takes Up Global Partnerships

3 Nov 2015

Discussing Human Settlements, Delegates in Second Committee Say Rapid Urbanization Phenomenon Driving Force of Sustainable Development

2 Nov 2015

Social Protection, Agricultural Development Must Go Together, Speakers Stress as Second Committee Discusses Food Security, Nutrition

29 Oct 2015

Speakers Stress Official Development Assistance Critical to Economic Progress, as Second Committee Takes Up Landlocked Developing, Least Developed Countries

28 Oct 2015

Closing Digital Divide Critical to Social, Economic Development, Delegates Say at Second Committee Debate on Information and Communications Technologies

27 Oct 2015

Delegates Stress Need for Global Financial System Reform, as Second Committee Continues Discussion on Macroeconomic Policy Questions

26 Oct 2015

Development Aspirations of Palestinians Hindered by Natural Resource Exploitation, Say Speakers in Second Committee

23 Oct 2015

Preventing Illicit Financial Flows in Africa Focus of Joint Second Committee, Economic and Social Council Meeting

20 Oct 2015

Climate Change Degrading Land, Eroding Development Gains, Speakers Say, as Second Committee Concludes Debate on Sustainable Development

19 Oct 2015

Strengthening Resilience to Natural Disasters Crucial, Speakers Stress, as Second Committee Takes Up Sustainable Development

15 Oct 2015

Dissemination of Technology Essential in Achieving Equality, Poverty Eradication, Speaker Says, as Second Committee Discusses Globalization, Interdependence

13 Oct 2015

Rural Development, Gender Equality Figure Prominently, as Second Committee Takes Up Poverty Eradication

12 Oct 2015

Imbalance between Core, Non-Core Funding in United Nations Development System Reoccurring Theme, as Second Committee Discusses Operational Activities

9 Oct 2015

Discussing Working Methods, Speakers in Second Committee Stress Need to Avoid Duplication

8 Oct 2015

Importance of South-South Cooperation, Official Development Assistance Focus, as Second Committee Continues Debate on Implementing 2030 Agenda

7 Oct 2015

Special Attention to Most Vulnerable States Critical in Implementing Sustainable Development Goals, Speakers Say as Second Committee Begins General Debate

5 Oct 2015

Andrej Logar of Slovenia Chair of Second Committee

21 Sep 2015

Second Committee Begins Seventieth Session, Approving Organization of Work

15 June 2015

General Assembly Elects Danish Parliament Speaker President of Seventieth Session, also Selects 21 Vice Presidents, Main Committees Bureaux

11 Dec 2014

As Second Committee Concludes Work Approving 8 Draft Resolutions, Operational Activities of Organization, South-South Cooperation Go To Recorded Vote

5 Dec 2014

Proposal for Sovereign Debt Restructuring Framework among 6 Draft Texts Approved by Second Committee

3 Dec 2014

Draft Resolution Urging Parties to Convention on Biological Diversity to Contribute towards Sustainable Development among Texts Approved by Second Committee

1 Dec 2014

Text Calling for Global Efforts to Assist Caribbean States in Sustainable Development among 4 Draft Resolutions Approved by Second Committee

25 Nov 2014

Among Six Draft Texts Approved, Second Committee Resolution Highlights Lack of Progress in Doha, with Calls for Political Will to Break Impasse

20 Nov 2014

Second Committee Approves Text Recognizing New International Economic Order for Sustainable Economic Development

13 Nov 2014

Second Committee Approves Text Calling for Israel to End Exploitation of Natural Resources in Occupied Arab Territories

5 Nov 2014

Domestic Resource Mobilization Essential for Financing Development, Speakers Note at Second Committee Dialogue with Regional Commissions

4 Nov 2014

Agricultural Development, Food Security Unattainable without Self-Determination, Sovereignty of Palestinian People, Speakers Say in Second Committee

30 Oct 2014

Tackling Climate Change Will Enhance Efforts to Eradicate Poverty, Speaker Notes, as Second Committee Takes Up Global Partnerships for Development

29 Oct 2014

Addressing Imbalances between Core, Non-Core Resources Critical, Speakers Stress, as Second Committee Discusses Operational Activities for Development

28 Oct 2014

Adapting Land Use Practices to Climate Change Vital for Agriculture Development, Food Security, Say Second Committee Delegates

27 Oct 2014

Comprehensive Set of Measures Needed to Leverage Migration for Development, Speaker Says, as Second Committee Takes Up Globalization, Interdependence

23 Oct 2014

As Second Committee Takes Up Countries in Special Situations, Speakers Call for Intensified Efforts to Fully Implement Istanbul Programme of Action

22 Oct 2014

Fair Multilateral System Essential to Sustained Growth for Developing Countries, Second Committee Hears in Debate on International Trade, Development

21 Oct 2014

Outcome of Financing for Development Conference Needs to ‘Make a Difference on the Ground’, Speaker Says, As Second Committee Debates Macroeconomic Policy

20 Oct 2014

Donor States Should Support Efforts by Developing Countries to Eradicate Poverty, Delegates Say as Second Committee Discusses Secretary-General’s Report

16 Oct 2014

Biodiversity Protection, Responsible Land Management Critical to Post-2015 Agenda, Delegates Stress, as Second Committee Concludes Sustainable Development Debate

15 Oct 2014

Taking Up Multiple Reports on Sustainable Development, Second Committee Delegates Stress Commitment to Combating Climate Change

14 Oct 2014

Speakers Address Challenges Posed by Rapid Urbanization as Second Committee Debates Implementation of UN-Habitat II Outcome

13 Oct 2014

Sovereign Debt Restructuring, Bridging Digital Divide Focus as Second Committee Debates Macroeconomic Policy, Information Technologies for Development

9 Oct 2014

Speakers Stress Need for Increased Effectiveness, Efficiency as Second Committee Takes Up Improving Working Methods

8 Oct 2014

Addressing Sovereign Debt Distress among Issues Tackled, as Second Committee Continues Debate on Sustainable Development Goals

7 Oct 2014

Eradication of Poverty Critical to Future Development Activities, Speakers Stress, as Second Committee Opens Session

19 Sep 2014

Second Committee Opens Sixty-ninth Session Approving Organization of Work

11 Dec 2013

Ten Draft Resolutions Approved as Second Committee Concludes Its Session

6 Dec 2013

Second Committee Approves 16 Draft Resolutions Including Text Urging Banks to Move Forward on Aid for Developing Countries

3 Dec 2013

Second Committee approves 7 draft resolutions including text on reducing post-harvest food losses, waste

27 Nov 2013

Second Committee Approves Texts on Agriculture, Rural Development, as Delegates Also Pass Draft on United Nations University Charter

21 Nov 2013

Second Committee Approves Text on Operational Activities for Development, Takes up Amendments to United Nations University Charter

14 Nov 2013

Second Committee Approves Text Demanding Israel Comply with International Law, End Exploitation of Arab Resources

13 Nov 2013

Regulation of Financial Institutions Critical to Avoiding Spread of Global Risk, Speaker Says as Second Committee Debates Economic Crisis

8 Nov 2013

With New Technologies Will Come Challenge of Learning New Skill Sets, Speaker Tells Second Committee in Discussion on Future Employment

6 Nov 2013

Investors Can Have Both Financial, Social Returns, Says Business Leader as Second Committee Discusses Sustainable Development Challenges

5 Nov 2013

General Assembly President Calls Financial Resources ‘Lifeblood’ of Race to Meet Development Targets

4 Nov 2013

Countries Must Break Unsustainable Consumption Patterns, Say Speakers as Second Committee Begins Sustainable Development Debate

1 Nov 2013

Climate Change Greatest Threat to Small Island States, Delegate Tells Second Committee, Urging Critical International Support for Survival

31 Oct 2013

Regional Voices Must Be Heard, Priorities Captured in Post-2015 Agenda, Commission Head Tells Second Committee

30 Oct 2013

Control, Exploitation of Resources Detrimental to Palestinian Development, Delegates Say in Second Committee

29 Oct 2013

United Nations, Private Sector Central to Development, Delegates Say as Second Committee Takes Up Global Partnerships

28 Oct 2013

Holistic Approach Critical in Addressing Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture, Delegates Say, as Second Committee Takes Up Food Security, Nutrition

24 Oct 2013

Trade Reform, Removal of Protectionist Measures Vital to Economic Growth, Second Committee Hears in Debate on Macroeconomic Policy Questions

23 Oct 2013 New Approach Needed to Address Vulnerabilities of Middle-Income Countries, Delegates Say in Debate on Globalization, Interdependence
22 Oct 2013

Bridging Digital Divide Critical to Economic Opportunities, Delegates Say as Second Committee Takes Up Information and Communications Technology

21 Oct 2013

Improved Transport Infrastructure, Greater Regional Cooperation Stressed as Second Committee Considers Countries in Special Situations

17 Oct 2013

Burden of Unpaid Work Must Be Valued, Formal Sectors Opened to Women, Delegates Urge as Second Committee Takes Up Poverty Eradication

16 Oct 2013

New Global Economic Governance Must Address Debt Restructuring, Trade, Investment, Delegates Say as Second Committee Considers Macroeconomic Policies

14 Oct 2013

With Report Pointing to Slowing Pace in Development Funding, Delegates Stress Importance of South-South Cooperation, as Second Committee Concludes

11 Oct 2013

Delegates Urge Greater Balance between Developed, Developing Countries in Fighting Global Ills, as Second Committee Concludes General Debate

10 Oct 2013

Delegates in Second Committee Raise Concerns over Widening Gap between Emerging, Least Developed Countries

9 Oct 2013

Quality of Teachers in Developing World Critical to Students’ Long-Term Success, Says Keynote Speaker as Second Committee Begins General Debate

2 Oct 2013

Abdou Salam Diallo of Senegal Elected Chair of Second Committee

21 Dec 2012

Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review, Implementation of Rio+20 Outcome Draw Attention as General Assembly Takes Up Second Committee Reports

14 Dec 2012

Draft Resolution Approved in Second Committee Stresses Primary Role of Governments for National Development, Coordinating External Aid

13 Dec 2012

Second Committee Approves Draft Resolution Stressing Essential Role of Aid in Complementing, Leveraging, Sustaining Development Financing Goals

12 Dec 2012

Draft Resolution Stresses Need to Increase Investment in Agriculture, Rural Development, as Second Committee Approves Three Texts without Vote

11 Dec 2012

Text Approved in Second Committee Stresses Shared Responsibility of Creditors, Debtors for Preventing Unsustainable Debt Situations

7 Dec 2012

Text Approved in Second Committee Would Urge General Assembly to Increase Voluntary Funding for United Nations Environment Programme

5 Dec 2012

Economic and Financial Committee Approves Text Stressing Need to Increase Share of New Energy Sources in Global Mix

30 Nov 2012

Second Committee Approves Draft Resolution Stressing Need to Strengthen Scientific Base of Activities against Desertification, Drought

28 Nov 2012

Second Committee Approves Text Stressing Need for Further Substantial Consideration of Mauritius Strategy on Small Island Developing States

21 Nov 2012

Second Committee Approves Text Demanding End to Israel's Exploitation of Natural Resources in Occupied Arab Lands

15 Nov 2012

Management Can Determine Whether Migration Has Positive or Negative Impact, Second Committee Panel Discussion Told

13 Nov 2012

General Assembly President, in Address to Second Committee, Identifies Elements of 'Perfect Storm' Afflicting Agricultural Output

12 Nov 2012

Second Committee Speakers Hail 'Mobile Revolution' While Underlining Need to Bridge Gap in Access to Broadband Connectivity

9 Nov 2012

Full Access to Information and Communications Technology Would Boost Developing World’s Participation in Global Economy, Second Committee Told

8 Nov 2012

Desertification, Drought Affect One Third of Planet, World’s Poorest People, Second Committee Told as It Continues Debate on Sustainable Development

7 Nov 2012

Rio+20 Conference ‘A Crucial Milestone’, Second Committee Told as Speakers Stress Urgent Need to Address Climate Change, Build Post-2015 Development Agenda

6 Nov 2012

Israeli Attacks Timed to Coincide with Olive Harvests, Second Committee Told during Discussion on Arab Sovereignty over Resources in Occupied Lands

5 Nov 2012

Unfulfilled Global Pledges Impact Fight against Hunger, Second Committee Told as It Considers Agricultural Development

1 Nov 2012

Global Commitment to Sustainable Urban Development Will Be Reinvigorated Through 2016 World Summit, ‘Urban Agenda for 21st Century’, Second Committee Told

25 Oct 2012

Ability to Handle Crisis-hit Major Economies Crucial in Combating Risk of Sovereign Debt Default, Keynote Speaker Tells Second Committee

24 Oct 2012

Speaker in Second Committee Highlights Imbalances Preventing Greater Share of World Trade for Least Developed Countries

23 Oct 2012

Trade Imbalances Worsening Effects of Global Crisis for Least Developed Countries, Second Committee Told During Discussion on Macroeconomic Policy Questions

22 Oct 2012

Comprehensive Approach of Monterrey Consensus, Doha Declaration Still Most Effective in Addressing Financing for Development, Second Committee Told

18 Oct 2012

Speakers Discuss Benefits, Pitfalls of Migration as Second Committee Considers ‘Globalization and Interdependence’

17 Oct 2012

Resources for Office of Countries in Special Situations Do Not Match Expanded Mandate, High Representative Tells Second Committee

16 Oct 2012

Human Life Dependent on ‘Planetary Boundaries’ That Should Not Be Crossed, Says Panellist in Second Committee Special Event

15 Oct 2012

Deputy Secretary-General Urges Second Committee to Use Quadrennial Policy Review to Help Reaffirm, Re-energize United Nations Development System

15 Oct 2012

Millions Worldwide Deserve International Community’s Best Efforts, Stresses Deputy Secretary-General in Second Committee

10 Oct 2012

‘Fully Fledged War’ Needed to Eradicate Poverty, Second Committee Told as It Concludes General Debate

9 Oct 2012

Delegate Warns Second Committee Colleagues Not to Lose Sight of Emerging Food Insecurity Threat, as General Debate Continues

8 Oct 2012

Inclusive Economic Structure Depends on Effective, Centralized State, Says Keynote Speaker as Second Committee Opens General Debate

21 Sep 2012

Second Committee Elects Vice-Chair to Fill Remaining Bureau Vacancy

18 Sep 2012

George Talbot of Guyana Chair of Second Committee

4 Sep 2012

Second Committee Elects Bureau for Sixty-Seventh General Assembly Session

22 Dec 2011

Effects of Global Crises on Poor Countries, Sustainable Development Conference Feature as General Assembly Considers Reports of Second Committee

9 Dec 2011

Acting Without Votes, Second Committee Approves 3 Draft Resolutions, Programme of Work as Session Concludes

6 Dec 2011

Second Committee Approves Six Draft Resolutions by Consensus as Group of 77 ‘Profoundly Regrets’ Passage of ‘Procedural’ Middle-Income Countries Text

2 Dec 2011

Second Committee Approves Text Stressing Need to Reduce Volatility in Food Prices as It Takes Action on Five Draft Resolutions

1 Dec 2011

Second Committee Approves Text Urging Elimination of Unilateral Coercive Economic Measures against Developing Countries

22 Nov 2011

Second Committee Approves Draft Resolution Urging Coral Reef Protection as Members Take Consensus Action to Pass 12 Texts, Including 7 on Sustainable Development

17 Nov 2011

Second Committee Approves Text Relating to Permanent Palestinian Sovereignty over Resources in Occupied Territories, Oil Slick on Lebanese Shores

10 Nov 2011

Most Countries Far Short of ODA Target Figure 10 Years after Monterrey Consensus amid Crisis-Fuelled Plans to Slash Future Aid Budgets, Second Committee Told

3 Nov 2011

Speakers in Second Committee Stress Need to Reinforce Progress on United Nations-Private Sector Partnerships

2 Nov 2011

Energy-Food Links to Continue Growing as Cost of Oil Spurs Higher Commodity Prices, Senior Expert Tells Second Committee Panel Discussion

1 Nov 2011

Speakers in Second Committee Make Case for Third United Nations Conference on Urban Development as They Consider Work of UN-Habitat

31 Oct 2011

Usual Approach Will Lead to Irreversible Damage, Under-Secretary-General Warns as Second Committee Begins Considering Sustainable Development

28 Oct 2011

Speakers Underline Vital Need to Conclude Doha Talks as Second Committee Concludes General Discussion on International Trade, Commodities

27 Oct 2011

Governments Must Create Jobs in Face of Worldwide Protest Movements, Warns International Labour Organization Chief during Panel Discussion

26 Oct 2011

Arbitrary Detention, Excessive Force, Israeli Settlement Activity Increasing Palestinian Hardship, Regional Commission Chief Tells Second Committee

25 Oct 2011

Treat Farmers like Entrepreneurs to Boost Creation of Wealth, Jobs, Urges Delegate as Second Committee Concludes Debate on Agriculture Development, Food Security

24 Oct 2011

Nobel Laureate’s Pessimistic Look at Global Prospects Warns of ‘Economic Suicide’ Risk in Briefing to Second Committee, Economic and Social Council

21 Oct 2011

Further Delay in Implementing Action Programme for Least Developed Countries Risks Exacerbating Lives of World’s Poorest People, Second Committee Told

20 Oct 2011

Appeals for Help for World’s Poorest, Least Developed, Landlocked Countries Are Heard in Assembly’s Economic Committee

19 Oct 2011

Weighing Pros, Cons of Globalization, Second Committee Delegates Caution Growth in Global Trade, Interdependence, Could Exacerbate Inequalities

17 Oct 2011

1.5 Billion People Living in Absolute Poverty Makes Its Eradication Humankind’s Most Significant Challenge, Second Committee Told

14 Oct 2011

Global Economic Recovery Still ‘Very Vulnerable’ to Shocks, Turbulence, Uncertainty, Say Panellists in Second Committee Briefing

13 Oct 2011

Global Financial Crisis Should Not Affect Fulfilment of Official Assistance Commitments, Say Speakers in Second Committee

12 Oct 2011

Delegates in Second Committee Call Attention to Developing World’s Potential, While Urging Balanced Financing of United Nations Development Activities

11 Oct 2011

Need For New Political Commitment to Production, Job Growth Underlined as Panel in Second Committee Discusses Alternative Employment Creation Strategies

10 Oct 2011

Global Economic Deterioration Dispelled ‘Cautious Optimism’ Over External Debt Sustainability, Senior Official Tells Second Committee

5 Oct 2011

Delegates Stress Importance of Multilateral Action for Sustainable Development as Second Committee Concludes General Debate

4 Oct 2011

Europe Hardest-Hit in ‘Great Recession’, Second Committee Told as It Holds Dialogue with Heads of United Nations Regional Commissions

3 Oct 2011

Under-Secretary-General Calls for More Equitable Development Models as Second Committee Begins General Debate

16 Sep 2011

Second Committee Completes Bureau for Sixty-Sixth General Assembly Session

 

 

  

 

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