The Economic and Social Council today adopted two draft decisions, respectively, on the dates and venue for the meetings of the United Nations Forum on Forests in 2017, and on the themes for the Council’s 2017, 2018 and 2019 sessions.
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The Economic and Social Council today adopted a resolution and decision on international cooperation in tax matters, as well as a decision on its working arrangements.
The Economic and Social Council today adopted a decision (document E/2017/L.4), by which it recommended that the General Assembly decide on enlarging the membership of the Executive Committee of the Programme of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) from 98 to 101 States at its seventy-first session.
Opening the first meeting of its 2017 session today, the Economic and Social Council elected, by acclamation, Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava (Zimbabwe) as its new President and adopted the provisional agenda and working arrangements for its upcoming session.
The Economic and Social Council concluded its coordination and management segment this afternoon with the adoption of 10 draft resolutions and 5 draft decisions.
Continuing its coordination and management session, the Economic and Social Council today adopted 5 resolutions and 11 decisions on topics ranging from crime prevention and criminal justice to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and narcotic drugs to the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.
Opening a three-day coordination and management session today, the Economic and Social Council considered a range of issues — from regional cooperation to the participation of non-governmental organizations at United Nations proceedings —adopting seven resolutions and seven decisions.
The Development Cooperation Forum was a neutral and impartial space that allowed for fresh perspectives and discussions of new development cooperation paradigms, the Economic and Social Council heard today, as its high-level segment ended today with the adoption of a ministerial declaration.
Effective development cooperation — marked by fresh thinking, better coordination and concrete action — would be critical to making good on the unprecedented opportunities presented by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, speakers said today, as the Development Cooperation Forum opened its fifth biennial high-level meeting.
The 2016 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development concluded today with the adoption of a declaration that committed ministers from around the world to leaving no one behind in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
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