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Item 55: Globalization and interdependence:

(a) Globalization and interdependence

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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-ninth sessions (resolutions 53/169, 54/231, 55/212, 56/209, 57/274, 58/225 and 59/240).

At its sixtieth session, the General Assembly reaffirmed the need for the United Nations to play a fundamental role in the promotion of international cooperation for development and the coherence, coordination and implementation of development goals and actions agreed upon by the international community, in order to support sustained economic growth, poverty eradication and sustainable development; and requested the Secretary-General to submit a report to the Assembly at its sixty-first session on the implementation of the resolution (resolution 60/204).

(b) International migration and development

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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).

The General Assembly considered the question at its fiftieth session and biennially from its fifty-second to its fifty-eighth session (resolutions 50/123, 52/189, 54/212, 56/203 and 58/208).

At its fifty-eighth session, the General Assembly decided that in 2006 it would devote a high-level dialogue to international migration and development (resolution 58/208).

At its fifty-ninth session, the General Assembly requested the Secretary-General to prepare a comprehensive overview of studies and analyses on the multidimensional aspects of migration and development; and also requested the Secretary-General to submit a report to the Assembly at its sixty-first session on the implementation of the resolution (resolution 59/241).

At its sixtieth session, the General Assembly invited interested countries to voluntarily convey to the Secretary-General information on their practices, initiatives and proposals in regard to the facilitation and the reduction of the cost of migrant remittances, in the context of the preparation of the Secretary-General’s comprehensive overview for the High-level Dialogue (resolution 60/206).

Also at its sixtieth session, the General Assembly decided on the organizational details for the High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development; and recalled its request to the Secretary-General to submit a report on the implementation of resolution 59/241 to the Assembly at its sixty-first session (resolution 60/227).

(c) Culture and development

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The General Assembly first considered this question at its forty-first session, in 1986 (resolution 41/187). Subsequently, the question was considered at its forty-fourth to forty-sixth, forty-ninth, fifty-first to fifty-third, fifty-fifth, fifty-seventh and fifty-ninth sessions (resolutions 44/238, 45/189, 46/157, 46/158, 49/105, 51/179, 52/197, 53/184, 55/192 and 57/249 and decision 59/536).

At its sixtieth session, the General Assembly approved the programme of work of the Second Committee for its sixty-first session, which contained the sub-item entitled “Culture and development” (decision 60/549). The sub-item has therefore been included in the provisional agenda of the sixty-first session.

(d) Preventing and combating corrupt practices and transfer of assets of illicit origin and returning such assets, in particular to the countries of origin, consistent with the United Nations Convention against Corruption

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At its sixtieth session, the General Assembly welcomed the entry into force on 14 December 2005 of the United Nations Convention against Corruption; 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, including for the effective implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption; called upon the private sector to continue to make efforts to remain fully engaged in the fight against corruption; and requested the Secretary-General to report to it at its sixty-first session on the implementation of the resolution (resolution 60/207).

(e) Integration of the economies in transition into the world economy

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The General Assembly considered this question at its forty-seventh to forty-ninth sessions and biennially thereafter (resolutions 47/187, 48/181, 49/106, 51/175, 53/179, 55/191 and 57/247).

At its forty-eighth session, the General Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit to the Assembly at its forty-ninth session, and biennially thereafter, a report on the implementation of the resolution (resolution 48/181).

At its fifty-ninth session, the General Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit to the Assembly at its sixty-first session a report on the implementation of the resolution (resolution 59/243).

 

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