Second Committee

13 October 2017
GA/EF/3480

Middle-income countries had initially reaped globalization’s benefits, but were now suffering from the so-called “megatrends” of labour market shifts, rapid technological advances and climate change, speakers said today as the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) took up globalization and interdependence.

12 October 2017
GA/EF/3479

Domestic job creation, education and social protection were crucial in strengthening national economic situations, the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) heard today as it concluded its debate on the eradication of poverty.

11 October 2017
GA/EF/3477-ECOSOC/6871

New technology would be central to achieving development goals, with artificial intelligence (AI) leveraged to process data on health, commerce, communications and transportation, entrepreneur Stephen Ibaraki told a joint session of the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) and the Economic and Social Council today.

10 October 2017
GA/EF/3476

Countries were striving to combat climate change and support economic development at the national level, but greater international assistance was required to achieve the 2030 Agenda, speakers said today as the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) concluded its debate on sustainable development.

9 October 2017
GA/EF/3475

Most large-scale disasters were climate-related, with devastating floods, droughts and storms doubling over the last four decades, a United Nations official told the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) as it took up sustainable development today.

5 October 2017
GA/EF/3474

A more equitable trading system and the cessation of unilateral sanctions would be critical to achieving sustainable development, speakers told the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) today during its debate on macroeconomic policy questions.

3 October 2017
GA/EF/3473

Traditional funding for development was insufficient due to the global economic and trade slow-down as well as persistent natural hazards, especially in small, vulnerable and highly indebted economies, Jamaica’s representative told the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) today, as it continued its general debate.

2 October 2017
GA/EF/3472

Eradication of poverty and adherence to financial commitments were crucial in improving the global economic infrastructure, speakers told the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) today, as it began its general debate.

25 September 2017
GA/EF/3471

The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) of the United Nations General Assembly held its first meeting of the seventy-second session this afternoon to introduce the Bureau and approve the organization of its work.

25 September 2017
BIO/5029*-GA/EF/3470

The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) elected Sven Jürgenson (Estonia) as Chair on 31 May 2017.