SECOND COMMITTEE ELECTS OFFICERS, ADOPTS PROGRAMME OF WORK20000920
The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) this afternoon elected by acclamation Anne Barrington (Ireland) and Mauricio Escanero (Mexico) as Vice- Chairmen. The Committee also adopted its programme of work, as orally amended, for the fifty-fifth session.
Committee Chairman Alexandru Niculescu (Romania) was elected on 5 September. The election of the remaining Vice-Chairman and Rapporteur was postponed to a later date.
According to the programme of work, matters before the Committee were clustered under the following headings: macroeconomic policy questions; sectoral policy questions; sustainable development and international economic cooperation; environmental and sustainable development; operational activities for development; training and research; permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources; implementation of the first United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (1997-2006); globalization and interdependence; high-level international intergovernmental consideration of financing for development; Third United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries; and report of the Economic and Social Council.
The Committee will meet again at 10 a.m. on Monday, 2 October, to begin its general debate.
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