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Reference:  A/60/100  [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R]

 
 

  Item 54:

 

Globalization and interdependence:

Date of consideration:  27 October 2005 (PM) & 28 October 2005

Second Committee Report (59th session):  A/59/485   [ F ]   [ S ]   [ A ]   [ C ]   [ R ]  

Documents:

A/60/111   [F]   [S]   [A]   [C]   [R]  

Letter dated 5 July 2005 from the Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General

 

A/60/115   [F]   [S]   [A]   [C]   [R]  

Letter dated 11 July 2005 from the representatives of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Turkey and the United States of America to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General

 

(a)  Globalization and interdependence

Date of consideration:  27 October 2005 (PM) & 28 October 2005

Second Committee Report (59th session):  A/59/485/Add.1  [ F ]  [ S ]  [ A ]  [ C ]  [ R ]

Documents:

A/60/129   [F]   [S]   [A]   [C]   [R]  

Letter dated 13 July 2005 from the Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General

 

A/60/322   [F]   [S]   [A]   [C]   [R] 

Report of the Secretary-General on building institutions for achieving the development goals and integrating in the global economy (Mandate: GA res. 59/240, para. 19)

Summary

This item was included in the agenda of the fifty-third session of the General Assembly in 1998. The Assembly considered the item at its fifty-third to fifty-eighth sessions (resolutions 53/169, 54/231, 55/212, 56/209, 57/274 and 58/225).

At its fifty-ninth session, the General Assembly reaffirmed that the United Nations had a central role in promoting international cooperation for development and in promoting policy coherence on global development issues, including in the context of globalization and interdependence; and requested the Secretary-General to submit to it at its sixtieth session a report on globalization and interdependence (resolution 59/240).

(b)  Science and technology for development 

Date of consideration:  27 October 2005 (PM) & 28 October 2005

Document:

A/60/184   [F]   [S]   [A]   [C]   [R] 

Report of the Secretary-General on implementation of General Assembly resolution 58/200: science and technology for development (Mandate: GA res. 58/200, paras. 2 and 5)

Summary

The General Assembly considered this item at its fiftieth, fifty-second and fifty-fourth to fifty-sixth sessions (resolutions 50/101, 52/184, 54/201, 55/185 and 56/182).

At its fifty-fifth session, in 2000, the General Assembly decided that from the fifty-sixth session, the item would be included in the agenda on a biennial basis (resolution 55/185).

At its fifty-eighth session, in December 2003, the General Assembly recognizing the role that international cooperation could play in addressing the technological gap and the digital divide between the North and the South, and reaffirming the need to enhance the science and technology activities of organizations of the United Nations system and the role of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development in providing policy guidance, in particular on issues of relevance to developing countries, urged the relevant bodies of the United Nations system engaged in biotechnology to work cooperatively so as to ensure that countries received sound scientific information and practical advice to enable them to take advantage of those technologies to promote economic growth and development; requested the Secretary-General to report further on the status of coordination between the relevant organizations and bodies of the United Nations system with a view to strengthening the coordination of biotechnology-related activities; invited the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development in collaboration with the Information and Communication Technologies Task Force and the International Telecommunication Union to update the publication entitled Information and Communication Technology Development Indices as part of its contribution to the World Summit on the Information Society; and requested the Secretary-General to submit to the Assembly at its sixtieth session a report on the implementation of the resolution (resolution 58/200).

(c)  International migration and development 

Date of consideration:  27 October 2005 (PM) & 28 October 2005

Second Committee Report (59th session):  A/59/485/Add.2  [ F ]  [ S ]  [ A ]  [ C ]  [ R ]

Document:

A/60/205   [F]   [S]   [A]   [C]   [R] 

Report of the Secretary-General on international migration and development (Mandate: GA res. 58/208, para. 10, and res. 59/241, para. 2)

Summary

At its forty-ninth session in 1994, in the context of its deliberations on the report of the International Conference on Population and Development, held in Cairo from 5 to 13 September 1994, the General Assembly requested the Secretary-General to prepare a report on international migration and development (resolution 49/127).

At its fiftieth session, the General Assembly requested the Secretary-General to prepare a report to be submitted to it at its fifty-second session containing concrete proposals on ways and means to address the issue of international migration and development (resolution 50/123).

The General Assembly considered the question biennially from its fifty-second to its fifty-sixth sessions (resolutions 52/189, 54/212 and 56/203).

At its fifty-eighth session, the General Assembly decided that in 2006 it would devote a high-level dialogue to international migration and development; and requested the Secretary-General to report to the Assembly at its sixtieth session on the organizational details of the high-level dialogue (resolution 58/208).

At its fifty-ninth session, the General Assembly reconfirmed its request for the Secretary-General to report at the sixtieth session of the Assembly on the organizational details of the 2006 high-level dialogue (resolution 59/241).

(d)  Preventing and combating corrupt practices and transfer of funds of illicit origin and returning such assets to the countries of origin

Date of consideration:  27 October 2005 (PM) & 28 October 2005

Second Committee Report (59th session):  A/59/485/Add.3  [ F ]  [ S ]  [ A ]  [ C ]  [ R ]

Document:

A/60/157   [F]   [S]   [A]   [C]   [R] 

Report of the Secretary-General on preventing and combating corrupt practices and transfer of funds of illicit origin and returning such assets to the countries of origin (Mandate: GA res. 59/242, para. 15)

Summary

At its fifty-ninth session, the General Assembly reiterated its invitation to all Member States and competent regional economic integration organizations to sign, ratify and fully implement the United Nations Convention against Corruption; encouraged all Governments to prevent, combat and penalize corruption in all its forms, including bribery, money-laundering and the transfer of illicitly acquired assets, and to work for the prompt return of such assets; called for further international cooperation, inter alia, through the United Nations system, in support of national, subregional and regional efforts to prevent and combat corrupt practices and the transfer of assets of illicit origin, as well as for asset recovery; encouraged Member States to provide adequate financial and human resources to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and encouraged the Office to give high priority to technical cooperation, upon request, to promote and facilitate the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption; urged all Member States to abide by the principles of proper management of public affairs and public property, fairness and responsibility and equality before the law and the need to safeguard integrity and to foster a culture of transparency, accountability and rejection of corruption; called upon the private sector to remain fully engaged in the fight against corruption and welcomed the agreement to add anti-corruption as the tenth principle of the Global Compact; encouraged all Member States that had not yet done so to require financial institutions to properly implement comprehensive due diligence and vigilance programmes; encouraged Member States, relevant international organizations and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime to give prominence to 9 December as International Anti-Corruption Day; and requested the Secretary-General to report to it at its sixtieth session on the implementation of the resolution and on the impact of corruption in all its forms, including on the scale of transfers of assets of illicit origin and the impact of corruption and such outflows on economic growth and sustainable development (resolution 59/242).

 

 

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