17 June 2003

INTEGRATED AND COORDINATED IMPLEMENTATION OF AND FOLLOW-UP TO THE OUTCOMES OF THE MAJOR UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCES AND SUMMITS
IN THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL FIELDS

Draft Resolution to be Adopted by the General Assembly
on the report of the Ad Hoc open-ended Working Group of the General Assembly on the integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the major United Nations Conferences and Summits in the economic and social fields

The General Assembly,
Recalling its resolutions 57/270 and 50/227,
Recalling also the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits in the economic, social and related fields,
Considering that after more than a decade of such events progress in implementation has been insufficient and therefore the time has come to vigorously pursue their effective implementation,
Recalling the Millennium Declaration,
Recognizing that the internationally agreed development goals, including those contained in the Millennium Declaration, offer a framework for planning, reviewing and assessing the UN’s activities for development,
Reaffirming that sustainable development is a key element of the overarching framework for United Nations activities, in particular for achieving the internationally agreed development goals, including those contained in the Millennium Declaration;
Reaffirming that the internationally agreed development goals, including those contained in the UN Millennium Declaration and the outcomes of the major UN conferences and summits, provide a comprehensive basis for action at the national, regional and international levels with the key objectives of poverty eradication, sustained economic growth and sustainable development; Recognizing also that peace, security, stability and respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, including the right to development, as well as respect for cultural diversity, are essential for achieving sustainable development and ensuring that sustainable development benefits all,
Emphasizing the importance of the integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow-up to the major United Nations conferences and summits, bearing in mind the need to respect the thematic unity of each conference, and the interlinkages between them,
Bearing in mind the ongoing process of reform of the United Nations,
Recognizing the need to strengthen political impetus in the implementation of and follow up to the outcomes of the major UN conferences and summits,


1. Integrated and coordinated implementation of the outcomes of major UN conferences and summits, at national, regional and international levels

1.1 The role of Member States
1. Emphasizes that each country has primary responsibility for its own economic and social development, and the role of national policies and development strategies cannot be overemphasized. At the same time, domestic economies are now interwoven with the global economic system, and inter alia, the effective use of trade and investment opportunities can help countries to fight poverty. National development efforts need to be supported by an enabling international economic environment. We encourage and support development frameworks initiated at the regional level, such as the New Partnership for Africa’s Development and similar efforts in other regions;
2. Reaffirms, in this context, that the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including those contained in the Millennium Declaration, requires an enhanced partnership between donor and recipient countries, based on the recognition of national leadership and ownership of development plans, as well as sound policies and good governance at national and international levels;
3. Stresses, in this context, that all countries should promote policies consistent and coherent with the commitments of major United Nations conferences and summits including those systemic in nature, in order to, inter alia, achieve the internationally agreed development goals, including those contained in the Millennium Declaration;

1.2 Means of implementation
4. Stresses the importance of means of implementation as identified in the outcomes of the major UN conferences and summits and reaffirms that the implementation of those outcomes requires urgent fulfillment by all countries of their commitments relating to means of implementation as contained in the relevant paragraphs of the conference outcome documents, including the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation and the Monterrey Consensus;

1.3 Institutional frameworks
5. Stresses the importance of institutional frameworks as identified in the outcomes of major UN conferences and summits;

1.4 The role of the UN system, including the Bretton Woods Institutions and the WTO and other relevant institutional stakeholders
6. Emphasizes that the United Nations system has an important responsibility to assist Governments to stay fully engaged in the follow up to and implementation of agreements and commitments reached at the conferences; and invites its intergovernmental bodies to further promote the implementation of the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits;
7. Calls upon the governing bodies of the funds and programmes to ensure that the policy guidance from the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council on the implementation of the outcomes of major United Nations conferences and summits is integrated into their programme of work and translated into their operational activities;
8. Stresses that the relevant organs, organizations and bodies of the United Nations system should incorporate into their programme of work, in accordance with their respective mandates, the outcomes of the major UN conferences and summits, and take them into account for the operational work and country frameworks of the United Nations system organizations, in accordance with national development objectives and priorities;
9. Recommends greater cooperation at the national, regional and international levels among the UN organizations and other relevant intergovernmental organizations, based on a clear understanding and respect of their respective mandates and governance structures;
10. Calls for enhanced coordination among heads of international agencies to ensure integrated and coordinated implementation of the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits;
11. Underlines, in this context, that the inter-agency guidelines for operational activities for development of the United Nations system and the work of the Chief Executives Board for Coordination and the United Nations Development Group should reflect the agreements and commitments reached at the major United Nations conferences and summits;
12. Invites the Secretary-General, utilizing the United Nations system Chief Executives Board for Coordination, to further promote system-wide inter-agency coordination and cooperation to implement the agreements and commitments reached at conferences; and requests the Secretary-General to continue to report on the CEB’s activities in this regard;
13. Recognizes the progress achieved towards a more coherent United Nations performance in the development field, as reflected by a new culture of shared responsibility, cooperation and coordination among the members of the United Nations Development Group; in this regard, invites the Administrator of UNDP, in his capacity as chair of UNDG, to present, on a regular basis, to the coordination segment of ECOSOC, the activities carried out by UNDG related to the integrated and coordinated implementation of the outcomes of major United Nations conferences and summits;
14. Emphasizes that the agencies should continue to improve their operational guidelines, results-based management and multi-year work programmes, and deepen further inter-agency co-operation on the implementation of conference outcomes;
15. Emphasizes the importance of ensuring, under the leadership of national governments, greater consistency between the strategic frameworks developed by the United Nations funds, programmes and agencies and the Bretton Woods institutions, and the national poverty reduction strategies, including the Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers, where they exist;
16. Calls upon the regional commissions within their respective mandates to further strengthen and enhance the effectiveness of their activities and improve their coordination with the entire United Nations system with regard to the implementation and the review of the outcomes of major United Nations conferences and summits, in order to ensure the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including those contained in the Millennium Declaration;
17. Reiterates the need for substantial increase in resources for operational activities for development, on a predictable, continuous and assured basis, to enable the United Nations funds, programmes and specialized agencies to contribute effectively to the implementation of the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits;
18. Reiterates also the need for continuous overall improvement in the effectiveness, efficiency, management and impact of the United Nations system in delivering its development assistance;
19. Affirms that the Bretton Woods institutions and the World Trade Organization have an important role to play in the implementation of the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits and in this regard welcomes their efforts to deepen further their interaction with the UN and engagement with the financing for development process in particular, and encourages them to continue their efforts to ensure the effective implementation of commitments reached in the Monterrey Consensus with the aim of achieving the internationally agreed development goals, including those contained in the Millennium Declaration;
20. Calls for greater coherence, coordination and cooperation between the United Nations, the Bretton Woods institutions and the World Trade Organization, and other relevant institutional stakeholders such as regional development banks and other organizations, at international, regional and national levels, within their respective competencies, mandates and comparative advantages, and working with recipient governments in full accordance with their national priorities with a view to achieving increased complementarity and better division of labour in their activities;

1.5 The role of other relevant stakeholders including civil society and the private sector
21. Underlines the importance of the contribution of civil society, including non-governmental organizations and the private sector, to the implementation of conference outcomes;
22. Stresses the importance of promoting corporate environmental and social responsibility and accountability. This would include actions at all levels to:
(a) Encourage industry to improve social and environmental performance through voluntary initiatives, including environmental management systems, codes of conduct, certification and public reporting on environmental and social issues, taking into account such initiatives as the International Organization for Standardization standards and Global Reporting Initiative guidelines on sustainability reporting, bearing in mind principle 11 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development;
(b) Encourage dialogue between enterprises and the communities in which they operate and other stakeholders;
(c) Encourage financial institutions to incorporate sustainable development considerations into their decision-making processes;
(d) Develop workplace-based partnerships and programmes, including training and education programmes;

1.6 Review of progress in the implementation of the outcomes of major United Nations conferences and summits
23. Stresses the utmost importance of regular review, in accordance with the provisions defined by the respective outcomes and follow-up processes, of the progress made in the implementation of the commitments undertaken at individual major United Nations conferences and summits in the economic, social and related fields;
24. Reviewing is important for assessing the progress made in the implementation of commitments at all levels;
25. Stresses also that all reviewing and follow-up processes of major United Nations conferences and summits in the economic, social and related fields must focus on the review of the progress made in the implementation of commitments;
26. Emphasizes that the review of major United Nations conferences and summits should, inter alia, identify constraints and obstacles faced in relation to implementation;
27. Stresses the need to make maximum use of existing United Nations mechanisms for the purpose of reviewing implementation of commitments made within the UN system in key areas of development, and in this regard:
(a) Recalls the role of UNCTAD as focal point within the United Nations for the integrated treatment of trade and development and the interrelated issues in the areas of finance, technology, investment and sustainable development and invites the Trade and Development Board to contribute, within its mandate, to the implementation and to the review of progress made in the implementation of the outcomes of major United Nations conferences and summits, under its relevant agenda items;
(b) Invites ECOSOC to invite the President of the Trade and Development Board to present the outcomes of such reviews to the Economic and Social Council;
(c) Invites ECOSOC to include the representatives of the Trade and Development Board in the high-level meeting of ECOSOC with the Bretton Woods institutions and the World Trade Organization;
(d) Reiterates the importance of making fuller use and strengthening the General Assembly and ECOSOC, as well as the relevant intergovernmental/governing bodies of other institutional stakeholders, for the purpose of conference follow-up and coordination, and in this regard, decides to assess during its 58th session the functioning of the follow-up mechanisms set up in Monterrey in accordance with Chapter III of the Monterrey Consensus;

28. Invites Member States as well as organizations of the United Nations system including the Bretton Woods Institutions, the World Trade Organization and non-governmental actors to contribute to the review and follow-up processes of major United Nations conferences and summits in the economic, social and related fields, consistent with their mandates, through assessment of progress made in the implementation of their respective commitments in accordance with the provisions of the outcomes of the respective United Nations summits and conferences;
29. Reaffirms the importance of indicators for the review of the progress made in the implementation of all the commitments of the major United Nations conferences and summits;
30. Emphasizes that the indicators used by the Secretariat in the context of the integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow-up to major UN conferences and summits should be developed with the full participation of all countries and approved by the relevant intergovernmental bodies;
31. Reiterates that the Statistical Commission is the intergovernmental focal point for the elaboration and the review of the indicators used by the United Nations system for the integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow up to the major United Nations conferences and summits at all levels. In this regard, encourages continued efforts by the Statistical Commission to further improve the list of indicators on the outcomes of the major conferences and summits in the economic, social and related fields, including methodological and technical refinement of the existing indicators;
32. Stresses the need to apply and further develop indicators on means of implementation to evaluate progress towards conference goals in creating an enabling environment for development;
33. Calls upon the UN funds and programmes, functional and regional commissions and specialized agencies to keep under review the full range of indicators used in their reports and information networks with full participation and ownership of Member States, with a view to avoiding duplication, as well as ensuring the transparency, consistency and reliability of these indicators;
34. Stresses the importance of building statistical capacity in all countries, including through statistical training, and of effective international support in this context for developing countries; and urges countries, United Nations funds and programmes, the Secretariat, bilateral funding agencies, the Bretton Woods institutions and regional funding agencies to mobilize the required resources and coordinate their efforts to support national statistical capacity-building in developing countries, in particular in least developed countries;
35. Emphasizes in this regard the importance of the simplification and harmonization of requests of the United Nations system for reports by Member States, encourages further the collaboration between the various international organizations in the field of statistics, and calls upon the concerned bodies/agencies of the United Nations to adopt, in consultation with Member States, simplified and harmonized methods and, in this regard, to support developing countries, where needed and requested, in the preparation of reports based on national data and statistics;
36. Stresses the need for continued intergovernmental assessment within existing mechanisms of the performance of the United Nations system in fulfilling its mandates with regard to the implementation of the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits in the economic, social and related fields bearing in mind, inter alia, the work in the UN Evaluation Group, Results Oriented Annual Report methodologies (ROAR) and practices in other development agencies;


2. Integrated and coordinated follow-up to the outcomes of major UN conferences and summits

2.1. The role of the General Assembly
37. Reiterates the need to strengthen its role as the highest intergovernmental mechanism for the formulation and appraisal of policy on matters relating to coordinated and integrated follow up to United Nations conferences and summits in the economic and social fields;
38. Recommends greater consultation between the presidents and the bureaux of the GA and ECOSOC to improve coordination between the GA and ECOSOC, with the objective, inter alia, of contributing to a better consideration of the integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow up to the outcomes of major United Nations conferences and summits;
39. Decides to include in the annual agenda of the General Assembly an item entitled “Integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow up to the outcomes of the major conferences and summits in the economic, social and related fields”; further decides to consider, under this item, the assessment of the implementation of the outcomes of the conferences and summits, and its impact on the achievement of the conferences’ goals and targets, and to provide the necessary guidance for the further implementation of and follow up to these outcomes; taking note in this regard of the emerging practice of holding high-level plenary meetings in the context of the general debate of the General Assembly; decides, in this regard, to consider, under this item, the chapters of ECOSOC’s annual report relevant to the integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow up to the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits, including through the participation of the President of ECOSOC in its discussions and invites the Secretary-General to submit a report on the integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow up to the outcomes of the major UN conferences and summits in the economic, social and related fields;

2.2 The role of ECOSOC
Functional commissions
Regional commissions
Governing bodies of funds and programmes

40. Reiterates that the Economic and Social Council should continue to strengthen its role as the central mechanism for system-wide coordination and thus promote the integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences in the economic, social and related fields in accordance with the United Nations Charter and General Assembly resolution 50/227;

41. Decides that ECOSOC should review through a cross-sectoral approach the progress in implementation of the outcomes of the major UN conferences and summits and their follow-up processes, and assess its impact on the achievement of the conference’s goals and targets. This review and assessment should be carried out on an annual basis focusing on a particular common cross-sectoral thematic issue, at the ECOSOC’s coordination segment, on the basis, inter alia, of a report to be submitted by the Secretary-General;

42. Requests, in this regard, the ECOSOC to establish, not later than 2004, a multiyear work programme for the coordination segment, based on a focused and balanced list of cross-sectoral thematic issues, common to the outcomes of major conferences and summits, including the objectives, goals and targets of the Millennium Declaration while respecting decisions to be taken by the Council regarding themes for 2004, bearing in mind decisions already taken by the Council regarding themes. This multi-year programme will enable the UN system and relevant stakeholders to better prepare their contributions to these discussions, in accordance with the rules of procedures of the ECOSOC;
43. Underlines that the theme of the high-level segment could be related to the theme of the coordination segment, respecting decisions already made by the Council, thus enabling the Council to address both the policy and system-wide coordination aspects of the theme;
44. Invites ECOSOC to consider modalities for implementing necessary arrangements regarding the cross-sectoral thematic issues;
45. Invites functional commissions and relevant follow up mechanisms, as appropriate, to contribute, from their specific perspectives, to the assessment by Economic and Social Council of the cross-sectoral thematic issue selected for the coordination segment, including through the possible participation of their chairpersons, suitably mandated, in the discussions of the cross sectoral thematic issue in the Council;

46. Requests each Functional Commission to examine its methods of work in order to pursue better the implementation of outcomes of the Conferences, recognizing that there is no need for a uniform approach since each functional commission has its own specificity, while also noting that modern methods of work can better guarantee the review of progress in implementation at all levels, on the basis of a report with recommendations to be submitted by the Secretary-General to each functional commission and relevant subsidiary bodies of ECOSOC on their methods of work in accordance with the provisions defined by the respective outcomes and relevant decisions taken by each body, bearing in mind progress recently achieved in this regard by certain commissions, especially CSD. The functional commissions and other relevant bodies of ECOSOC should report to ECOSOC no later than 2005 on the outcome of this examination;

47. Underscores that the functional commissions, when mandated, should continue to have the primary responsibility for the review and assessment of progress made in implementing UN conference documents while taking on a new focus in their methods of work;

48. Invites the Functional Commissions to consider in their deliberations experiences and lessons learned by the United Nations Funds and Programmes in the implementation the outcomes of major UN conferences and summits;

49. Urges ECOSOC to make better use of the existing consolidated report by the Secretary-General on the Commissions’ work and to dedicate more time to its review;

50. Requests the Statistical Commission to refine and finalize indicators to assess the implementation of commitments and the achievement of the development goals at national, regional and international levels;

51. Recognizes the role of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development, in the area of science and technology for development, as a forum for improving the understanding of science and technology issues and for the formulation of recommendations and guidelines on science and technology matters within both the United Nations system and the framework of integrated and coordinated implementation of the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits;

52. Invites the United Nations regional commissions in collaboration with other regional and subregional organizations and processes, as appropriate to contribute, within their mandates, to the review of progress in the implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of major United Nations conferences and summits and to provide input to the ECOSOC discussions on the cross sectoral thematic issues to be addressed in the coordination segment, in accordance with the rules of procedure of ECOSOC;
53. Invites the organizations of the United Nations system, including the Bretton Woods institutions as well as the World Trade Organization, to contribute, within their respective mandates, to the Economic and Social Council’s consideration of the cross sectoral thematic issue;
54. Invites the CEB to contribute to the Economic and Social Council’s consideration of the cross sectoral thematic issue;
55. Emphasizes that the contribution of non-governmental organizations and the private sector to the work of the Economic and Social Council should be further encouraged and improved, in accordance with the rules of procedures of the Council;

2.3 The role of the UN System including specialized agencies

56. Calls for making the maximum use of the existing coordination mechanisms of the UN system in order to contribute to the integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes and commitments of the major UN conferences and summits in the economic, social and related fields as a focus on the international agenda;

3. Consideration of the work of the Plenary of the General Assembly and its Second and Third Committees relevant to the implementation of and follow-up to the major UN conferences and summits, including the modalities of reports presented to the General Assembly

57. Stresses the need to enhance the GA’s role in conference follow-up and in reviewing progress on implementation, by ensuring that the working methods of its plenary sessions and Committees allow maximum focus, visibility and political energy in its work;
58. Decides to continue to explore ways and means for improving the work of the Second and Third Committees, including through more active participation of the United Nations system and all relevant intergovernmental stakeholders;
59. Notes that the consideration by the Second Committee and the Third Committee as well as by the Plenary of the General Assembly of relevant agendas items should be coherent with the process of integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow up to the major United Nations conferences and summits in the economic and social fields;
60. Reiterates the need to promote greater coherence and complementarity between the work of the GA Plenary, Second and Third Committees. For this purpose the General Committee of the General Assembly should ensure better coordination of the agendas of the Second and Third Committees. The two bureaux should review their respective programmes of work in order to exchange information on the issues discussed in each, identify potential areas of overlap or duplication and examine means of considering in a more coordinated manner issues related to the follow up of the major United Nations conferences and make recommendations thereon to their respective committees;
61. Recommends that consideration be given to the use of joint informal debate that can inform the work of each Committee. Better use could be made of the GA plenary debate for issues that are considered by both committees;
62. Recommends in this context the consideration by the Second Committee at its 58th session of the indicative programme of work set out in the Annex, and to make a decision by December 2003;
63. Invites the Bureau of the Second Committee to ensure a practical and coherent organization of the work of the Committee, allowing better focus, visibility and participation;
64. Encourages the United Nations system to continue to improve its reports and to make them more analytical and action-oriented, by highlighting critical areas requiring action by the General Assembly and, as appropriate, by making specific recommendations. All documents should be provided in hard copy within the specific timetables and page limits and in all official United Nations languages simultaneously. Efforts should continue to be made to have all the documentation, in all official languages, available in electronic form;
65. Underlines that reports under the agenda items of the Second and Third Committees should continue to follow established reporting procedures, taking into account processes launched by res. 57/300;
66. Recognizes the need to avoid requesting duplicative reports from the Secretary-General;
67. Recommends that debates in the plenary, Second and Third Committees be more interactive and encourages the participation of relevant stakeholders in accordance with the rules and procedures of the General Assembly. In this regard, invites the bureaus to consider greater use of round tables, briefings and panels to inform the intergovernmental deliberations;
68. Reiterates that in order to strengthen the link between debates and resolutions in the Second Committee, draft resolutions should continue to be tabled shortly after the relevant debates on the agenda items and should take account of the debates;
69. Recommends also that in order to ensure that they have greater political impact, resolutions should be short, in particular as regards pre-ambular parts and focus more on action-oriented operative paragraphs;
70. Underlines that consideration should be given to the bi- or tri-ennialisation of agenda items;

4. How best to address the review of the implementation of the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits, including format and periodicity

71. Conference reviews and appraisals should assess the progress made in implementation of commitments and provide the occasion to reaffirm the goals and objectives agreed at the major United Nations conferences and summits, share best practices and lessons learned, and identify obstacles and constraints encountered, actions and initiatives to overcome them and important measures for the further implementation of their programmes of action as well as new challenges and emerging issues;
72. Recognizes that the United Nations conferences and summits play a crucial role in raising awareness, mobilizing political will, public opinion, engaging civil society and the private sector and to take stock of the implementation of the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits by all relevant stakeholders at all levels;
73. Emphasizes that the periodicity and the format of the review of implementation of the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits, should be decided on a case-by-case basis by the General Assembly, bearing in mind the relevant specific provisions, taking into account the needs, concerns and specific nature of the issue and the economic and political circumstances and developments and also bearing in mind the need to continue efforts to use the existing structures as well as the calendar of major UN events;
74. Emphasizes that the review processes should be focused on implementation;
75. Stresses that there is scope for a major event in 2005, possibly a comprehensive review, which could be politically attractive and powerful, bearing in mind that the General Assembly has decided to review in 2005 the progress achieved towards implementing all the commitments made in the Millennium Declaration on the basis of a comprehensive report of the Secretary General.


Annex Indicative programme of work (2nd Committee)

1. Macroeconomic policy questions

a) International trade and development
b) Science and technology for development
c) International financial system and development
d) External debt crisis and development
e) Commodities

2. Implementation of and follow-up to the Monterrey Consensus

a) Follow-up to the International Conference on Financing for Development
b) High-level dialogue for the implementation of the outcome of the International Conference on Financing for Development (58th)
c) High-level dialogue on strengthening international economic cooperation for development through partnership ()

3. Globalization and interdependence

4. Eradication of poverty, capacity building and other development issues

a) Implementation of the First United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (1997-2006)
b) Women in development
c) Human resources development (58th)
d) International migration and development (58th)
e) Culture and development (59th)
f) Preventing and combating corrupt practices and transfer of funds of illicit origin and returning such assets to the countries of origin
g) Training and research
United Nations Institute for Training and Research
United Nations System Staff College in Turin, Italy (58th)
United Nations University (59th)
h) Implementation of the Declaration on International Economic cooperation, in particular the Revitalization of Economic Growth and Development of the Developing countries, and implementation of the International Development Strategy for the Fourth United Nations Development Decade
i) Industrial development cooperation (59th)

5. Sustainable development

a) Implementation of Agenda 21, the Programme for the Further Implementation of Agenda 21 and the outcomes of the World Summit on Sustainable Development
b) Further implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States
c) International Strategy for Disaster Reduction
d) Protection of global climate for present and future generations of mankind
e) Sustainable mountain development
f) United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development
g) Promotion of new and renewable sources of energy, including the implementation of the World Solar Programme 1996-2005 (58th)
h) Implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa
i) Convention on Biological Diversity


6. Habitat

a) Implementation of the outcome of the United Nations conference on Human Settlements (HABITAT II) and of the 25th special session of the General Assembly

7. Operational activities for development

a) Operational activities for development of the United Nations system
b) Triennial Policy Review of Operational Activities for Development of the United Nations system (59th)
c) Economic and technical cooperation among developing countries (58th)

8. Groups of countries in special situations

a) Third United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries
b) Specific actions relating to the particular needs and problems of landlocked developed countries (58th)
c) Outcome of the International Ministerial Conference of Landlocked and Transit Developing Countries and Donor Countries and International Financial and Development Institutions on Transit Transport Cooperation
d) Integration of the economies in transition into the world economy (59th)

9. Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources

10. Report of the Economic and Social Council

 

 

 

 

 


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