General Assembly of the United Nations
Economic and Financial - Second Committee

Second Committee

Status of draft proposals

(as of 14 December 2015)

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♦  ITEM 17: Information and communications technologies for development

Information and communications technologies for development - on the basis of informal consultations on

Vice-Chair (Paraguay)

 

Adopted as orally corrected @ 35th meeting
10 December

No PBI

South Africa, on behalf of the Group of 77 and China

Withdrawn @ 35th meeting, 10 December

Introduced @ 29th meeting, 5 November

♦  ITEM 18: Macroeconomic policy questions:
♦  Item 18 (a): International trade and development

Unilateral economic measures as a means of political and economic coercion against developing countries

South Africa, on behalf of the Group of 77 and China

Adopted as orally revised @ 31st meeting
12 November, recorded vote of 117-2-51

No PBI

Introduced @ 29th meeting, 5 November

Consumer protection

Vice-Chair (Indonesia)

Adopted @ 32nd meeting, 19 November

No PBI

International trade and development - on the basis of informal consultations on

Vice-Chair (Indonesia)

 

Adopted @ 36th meeting, 14 December

No PBI

South Africa, on behalf of the Group of 77 and China

Withdrawn @ 36th meeting, 14 December

Introduced @ 34th meeting,4 December

Venue of the fourteenth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development in 2016 - draft decision

Vice-Chair (Indonesia)

Adopted @ 34th meeting, 4 December

No PBI

♦  Item 18 (b): International financial system and development

International financial system and development - on the basis of informal consultations on

Vice-Chair (Indonesia)

 

Adopted @ 36th meeting, 14 December

No PBI

South Africa, on behalf of the Group of 77 and China

Withdrawn @ 36th meeting, 14 December

Introduced @ 29th meeting, 5 November

Financial inclusion for sustainable development - on the basis of informal consultations on

Vice-Chair (Indonesia)

 

Adopted @ 36th meeting, 14 December

No PBI

South Africa, on behalf of the Group of 77 and China

Withdrawn @ 36th meeting, 14 December

Introduced @ 33rd meeting, 25 November

♦  Item 18 (c): External debt sustainability and development

External debt sustainability and development - on the basis of informal consultations on

Vice-Chair (Indonesia)

 

Adopted as orally corrected @ 36th meeting,
14 December

No PBI

South Africa, on behalf of the Group of 77 and China

Withdrawn @ 36th meeting, 14 December

Introduced @ 32nd meeting, 19 November

♦  Item 18 (d): Commodities

Commodities - on the basis of informal consultations on

Vice-Chair (Indonesia)

 

Adopted as orally corrected @ 36th meeting,
14 December

Oral statement

South Africa, on behalf of the Group of 77 and China

Withdrawn @ 36th meeting, 14 December

Introduced @ 31st meeting, 12 November

♦  ITEM 19: Follow-up to and implementation of the outcomes of the International Conferences on Financing for Development

Follow-up to the International Conference on Financing for Development - on the basis of informal consultations on

Vice-Chair (Indonesia)

 

Adopted as orally corrected @ 36th meeting,
14 December

No PBI

South Africa, on behalf of the Group of 77 and China

Withdrawn @ 36th meeting, 14 December

Introduced @ 32nd meeting, 19 November

♦  ITEM 20: Sustainable development:

United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: "Conserve and Sustainably Use the Oceans, Seas and Marine Reources for Sustainable Development" - on the basis of informal consultations on

Triennial United Nations conferences on oceans and seas

Fiji and Sweden, on behalf of the sponsors listed in the document

Adopted @ 34th meeting, 4 December

No PBI

Introduced at 34th meeting, 4 December

 

International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, 2017 - on the basis of informal consultations on

Indonesia, Morocco and Samoa, on behalf of the sponsors listed in the document

Adopted @ 34th meeting, 4 December

No PBI

Introduced by Samoa @ 29th meeting,
5 November

Towards comprehensive cooperation among all modes of transport for promoting sustainable multimodal transit corridors - on the basis of informal consultations on

Turkmenistan , on behalf of the sponsors listed in the document

Adopted @ 35th meeting, 10 December

No PBI

Introduced @ 34th meeting, 4 December

Turkmenistan

 

 

 

Agricultural technology for sustainable development - on the basis of informal consultations on

Agricultural technology for development

Israel, on behalf of the sponsors listed in the document

Adopted @ 34th meeting, 4 December
recorded vote of 124-0-37

No PBI

Introduced @ 34th meeting, 4 December

 

Oil slick on Lebanese shores

South Africa, on behalf of the Group of 77 and China

Adopted @ 31st meeting, 12 November
recorded vote of 159-8-5

No PBI

Introduced @ 29th meeting, 5 November

Combating sand and dust storms - on the basis of informal consultations on

Vice-Chair (Germany)

 

Adopted @ 36th meeting, 14 December

No PBI

South Africa, on behalf of the Group of 77 and China

Withdrawn @ 36th meeting, 14 December

Introduced @ 29th meeting, 5 November

Sustainable tourism and sustainable development in Central America - on the basis of informal consultations on

El Salvador, on behalf of the sponsors listed in the document

Adopted @ 35th meeting, 10 December

No PBI

Introduced @ 32nd meeting, 19 November

Global Code of Ethics for Tourism

Morocco, on behalf of the sponsors listed in the document

Adopted @ 35th meeting, 10 December

No PBI

Introduced @ 35th meeting, 10 December

United Nations forest instrument

Vice-Chair (Germany)

Adopted @ 34th meeting, 4 December

No PBI

  • Oral decision taking note of the report of the Secretary-General contained in document A/70/214
  Adopted @ 36th meeting, 14 December
♦  Item 20 (a): Implementation of Agenda 21, the Programme for the Further Implementation of Agenda 21 and the outcomes of the World Summit on Sustainable Development and of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

Implementation of Agenda 21, the Programme for the Further Implementation of Agenda 21 and the outcomes of the World Summit on Sustainable Development, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development and the United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda - on the basis of informal consultations on

Vice-Chair (Germany)

 

Adopted as orally corrected @ 35th meeting
10 December

No PBI

South Africa, on behalf of the Group of 77 and China

Withdrawn @ 35th meeting, 10 December

Introduced @ 32nd meeting, 19 November

♦  Item 20 (b): Follow-up to and implementation of the SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA) Pathway and the Mauritius Strategy for the Further Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States

Follow-up to and implementation of the SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA) Pathway and the Mauritius Strategy for the Further Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States - on the basis of informal consultations on

Vice-Chair (Germany)

 

Adopted as orally corrected @ 34th meeting
4 December

No PBI

South Africa, on behalf of the Group of 77 and China

Withdrawn @ 34th meeting, 4 December

Introduced @ 29th meeting, 5 November

♦  Item 20 (c): International Strategy for Disaster Reduction

World Tsunami Awareness Day - on the basis of informal consultations on

World Tsunami Day

Japan, on behalf of the sponsors listed in the document

Adopted as orally corrected @ 34th meeting
4 December

No PBI

Introduced @ 29th meeting, 5 November

International Strategy for Disaster Reduction - on the basis of informal consultations on

Vice-Chair (Germany)

 

Adopted as orally corrected @ 36th meeting
14 December

No PBI

South Africa, on behalf of the Group of 77 and China

Withdrawn @ 36th meeting, 14 December

Introduced @ 29th meeting, 5 November

♦  Item 20 (d): Protection of global climate for present and future generations of humankind

Protection of global climate for present and future generations of humankind - on the basis of informal consultations on

Vice-Chair (Germany)

 

Adopted as orally corrected @ 35th meeting
10 December

No PBI

South Africa, on behalf of the Group of 77 and China

Withdrawn @ 35th meeting, 10 December

Introduced @ 29th meeting, 5 November

♦  Item 20 (e): Implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa

Implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa - on the basis of informal consultations on

Vice-Chair (Germany)

 

Adopted as orally corrected @ 35th meeting
10 December

No PBI

South Africa, on behalf of the Group of 77 and China

Withdrawn @ 35th meeting, 10 December

Introduced @ 31st meeting, 12 November

♦  Item 20 (f): Convention on Biological Diversity

Implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity and its contribution to sustainable development - on the basis of informal consultations on

Vice-Chair (Germany)

 

Adopted as orally corrected @ 35th meeting
10 December

No PBI

South Africa, on behalf of the Group of 77 and China

Withdrawn @ 35th meeting, 10 December

Introduced @ 33rd meeting, 25 November

♦  Item 20 (g): Harmony with Nature

Harmony with Nature - on the basis of informal consultations on

Vice-Chair (Germany)

 

Adopted @ 36th meeting, 14 December

No PBI

South Africa, on behalf of the Group of 77 and China

Withdrawn @ 36th meeting, 14 December

Introduced @ 34th meeting, 4 December

♦  Item 20 (h): United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development

United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014) - on the basis of informal consultations on

Vice-Chair (Germany)

 

Adopted as orally corrected @ 35th meeting
10 December

No PBI

South Africa, on behalf of the Group of 77 and China

Withdrawn @ 35th meeting, 10 December

Introduced @ 29th meeting, 5 November

♦  ITEM 21: Implementation of the outcome of the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) and strengthening of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)

Implementation of the outcome of the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) and strengthening of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) - on the basis of informal consultations on

Rapporteur (Rwanda)

 

Adopted @ 36th meeting, 14 December

No PBI

South Africa, on behalf of the Group of 77 and China

Withdrawn @ 36th meeting, 14 December

Introduced @ 33rd meeting, 25 November

♦  ITEM 22: Globalization and interdependence:
♦  Item 22 (a): Role of the United Nations in promoting development in the context of globalization and interdependence

Role of the United Nations in promoting development in the context of globalization and interdependence - on the basis of informal consultations on

Rapporteur (Rwanda)

 

Adopted @ 36th meeting, 14 December

No PBI

South Africa, on behalf of the Group of 77 and China

Withdrawn @ 36th meeting, 14 December

Introduced @ 35th meeting, 10 December

♦  Item 22 (b): Science and technology for development

International Day of Women and Girls in Science - on the basis of informal consultations on

International Day of Women in Science

Malta, on behalf of the sponsors listed in the document

Adopted @ 34th meeting, 4 December

No PBI

Malta

Introduced @ 31st meeting, 12 November

Science and technology for development - on the basis of informal consultations on

Vice-Chair (Paraguay)

 

Adopted @ 36th meeting, 14 December

No PBI

South Africa, on behalf of the Group of 77 and China

Withdrawn @ 36th meeting, 14 December

Introduced @ 33rd meeting, 25 November

♦  Item 22 (c): Culture and sustainable development

Culture and sustainable development - on the basis of informal consultations on

Vice-Chair (Paraguay)

 

Adopted @ 36th meeting, 14 December

No PBI

South Africa, on behalf of the Group of 77 and China

Withdrawn @ 36th meeting, 14 December

Introduced @ 29th meeting, 5 November

♦  Item 22 (d): Development cooperation with middle-income countries

Development cooperation with middle-income countries - on the basis of informal consultations on

Vice-Chair (Paraguay)

 

Adopted @ 35th meeting, 10 December

No PBI

South Africa, on behalf of the Group of 77 and China

Withdrawn @ 35th meeting, 10 December

Introduced @ 33rd meeting, 25 November

♦  ITEM 23: Groups of countries in special situations:
♦  Item 23 (a): Follow-up to the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries

Follow-up to the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries - on the basis of informal consultations on

Rapporteur's text (Rwanda)

 

Adopted as orally corrected @ 36th meeting
14 December

Oral statement

South Africa, on behalf of the Group of 77 and China

Withdrawn @ 36th meeting, 14 December

Introduced @ 29th meeting, 5 November

♦  Item 23 (b): Follow-up to the second United Nations Conference on Landlocked Developing Countries

Follow-up to the second United Nations Conference on Landlocked Developing Countries - on the basis of informal consultations on

Vice-Chair (Paraguay)

 

Adopted as orally corrected @ 36th meeting
14 December

No PBI

South Africa, on behalf of the Group of 77 and China

Withdrawn @ 35th meeting, 10 December

Introduced @ 31st meeting, 12 November

♦  ITEM 24:   Eradication of poverty and other development issues:
♦  Item 24 (a):   Implementation of the Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2008-2017)

Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2008-2017) - on the basis of informal consultations on

Rapporteur's text (Rwanda)

 

Adopted as orally corrected @ 36th meeting
14 December

No PBI

South Africa, on behalf of the Group of 77 and China

Withdrawn @ 36th meeting, 14 December

Introduced @ 29th meeting, 5 November

♦  Item 24 (b):  Women in development

Women in development - on the basis of informal consultations on

Rapporteur's text (Rwanda)

 

Adopted as orally corrected @ 36th meeting
14 December

No PBI

South Africa, on behalf of the Group of 77 and China

Withdrawn @ 36th meeting, 14 December

Introduced @ 29th meeting, 5 November

♦  Item 24 (c):   Human resources development

Human resources development - on the basis of informal consultations on

Rapporteur (Rwanda)

 

Adopted as orally corrected @ 35th meeting
10 December

No PBI

South Africa, on behalf of the Group of 77 and China

Withdrawn @ 35th meeting, 10 December

Introduced @ 29th meeting, 5 November

♦  ITEM 25:   Operational activities for development:
♦  Item 25 (a):   Operational activities for development of the United Nations system

Operational activities for development of the United Nations system - on the basis of informal consultations on

Vice-Chair (Paraguay)

 

Adopted @ 36th meeting, 14 December

No PBI

South Africa, on behalf of the Group of 77 and China

Withdrawn @ 36th meeting, 14 December

Introduced @ 29th meeting, 5 November

♦  Item 25 (b):   South-South cooperation for development

South-South cooperation - on the basis of informal consultations on

Vice-Chair (Paraguay)

 

Adopted @ 35th meeting, 10 December

No PBI

South Africa, on behalf of the Group of 77 and China

Withdrawn @ 35th meeting, 10 December

Introduced @ 32nd meeting, 19 November

♦  ITEM 26:  Agriculture development, food security and nutrition

Agriculture development, food security and nutrition - on the basis of informal consultations on

Vice-Chair (Indonesia)

 

Adopted as orally corrected @ 35th meeting
10 December

No PBI

South Africa, on behalf of the Group of 77 and China

Withdrawn @ 35th meeting, 10 December

Introduced @ 32nd meeting, 19 November

  • Oral decision taking note of the note by the Secretary-General contained in document A/70/92-E/2015/82 and Corr.1
  Adopted @ 35th meeting, 10 December
♦  ITEM 27:  Towards global partnerships

Towards global partnerships: a principle-based approach to enhanced cooperation between the United Nations and all relevant partners - on the basis of informal consultations on

Luxembourg, on behalf of the sponsors listed in the document

Adopted as orally corrected @ 35th meeting
10 December

No PBI

Introduced @ 31st meeting, 12 November

♦  ITEM 64:  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

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

South Africa, on behalf of the States that are members of the Group of 77 and China

Adopted @ 31st meeting, 12 November,
recorded vote of 156-7-9

Introduced @ 29th meeting, 5 November

No PBI

♦  ITEM 120:  Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly

Revitalization of the work of the Second Committee - draft decision

Chair (Slovenia)

Adopted @ 35th meeting, 10 December

No PBI

Draft programme of work of the Second Committee for the seventy-first session of the General Assembly

 

Approved @ 35th meeting, 10 December

No PBI

♦  ITEM 135:  Programme planning
No action required.    

 

 

 

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