Second Committee

Second Committee

14 November 2019
GA/EF/3526

The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) today introduced 26 draft resolutions and approved six, two by recorded vote, including one demanding that Israel end its occupation of the Palestinian Territory and the Syrian Golan.

22 October 2019
GA/EF/3525

Israel’s ongoing occupation of Palestinian territories and the Syrian Golan violates international law and the human rights and living conditions of millions living there, speakers told the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) today as it took up the issue of those lands.

21 October 2019
GA/EF/3524

With the United Nations striving to reform its development system into a more robust, reliable and accountable entity, delegates underscored the importance of sufficient financing, revamped country offices, host country relations and South-South cooperation, as the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) took up operational activities for development today.

18 October 2019
GA/EF/3523

Despite global progress in expanding use of the Internet and information communications technology (ICT), the digital divide between developed and developing countries remains wide, speakers told the Second Committee (Economic Financial) today as it addressed that issue.

17 October 2019
GA/EF/3522

With unilateralism, protectionism and inequalities casting a shadow on globalization, delegates underscored the importance of opening up trade and closing the digital divide in boosting economic growth, as the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) took up globalization and interdependence today.

16 October 2019
GA/EF/3521

Despite a significant reduction in the rate of worldwide extreme poverty, speakers stressed that eradicating it has slowed, especially in rural areas, as the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) met to take up that issue today.

15 October 2019
GA/EF/3520-ECOSOC/7014

Nature‑based solutions can deliver over one‑third of weather mitigation needed by 2030 in stabilizing global warming to below 2°C, a climate change expert told delegates in a joint meeting of the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) with the Economic and Social Council today.

14 October 2019
GA/EF/3519

The devastating impacts of climate change threaten the progress and even existence of least developed countries, speakers told the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) today during the first of two days of debate on the issue of sustainable development.

11 October 2019
GA/EF/3518

With world hunger rising for the third year after decades of decline, delegates underscored the escalating impacts of climate change and the urgent need for more weather resilient farming, as the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) took up agriculture, food security and nutrition today.

10 October 2019
GA/EF/3517

Multilateralism and a stable, inclusive international trade environment are crucial to developing countries, while growing debt threatens their progress in sustainable development, speakers told the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) today during debate on macroeconomic policy questions.

8 October 2019
GA/EF/3516

Describing climate change as one of the greatest threats facing humanity in their time, delegates urged the international community to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, conserve forests, monitor water sources and honour pledges made in the Paris Agreement, as the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) concluded its general debate today.

7 October 2019
GA/EF/3515

Wealth inequality, inadequate international financing and reduced official development assistance (ODA) continue to hamper developing countries in progressing towards implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, speakers told the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) as it began its general debate today.

2 October 2019
GA/EF/3514

The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) of the United Nations General Assembly held its first meeting of the seventy‑fourth session today, introducing its Bureau and approving its organization of work.

1 October 2019
GA/EF/3513-BIO/5267*

The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) elected Cheikh Niang (Senegal) as Chair on 4 June 2019.  (See Press Release GA/12149.)

3 December 2018
GA/EF/3512

The General Assembly would express concern that virtual assets are increasingly being used for illicit activities in 1 of 11 draft resolutions and a draft decision the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) today approved as it concluded its work for the main part of the General Assembly’s seventy-third session.

30 November 2018
GA/EF/3511

Enhancing and expanding developing countries’ access to pro‑poor technologies are among a range of targeted measures the General Assembly would promote, according to the provisions of 1 of 12 draft resolutions the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) approved today.

28 November 2018
GA/EF/3510

The General Assembly would express profound alarm that greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise worldwide and remain deeply concerned that all nations are experiencing an increase in adverse impacts of climate change, according to one of eight draft resolutions the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) approved today.

21 November 2018
GA/EF/3509

The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) today introduced one draft resolution and approved four, including a text stressing the positive role entrepreneurship plays in driving job creation, reducing inequalities and expanding opportunities for all.

8 November 2018
GA/EF/3508

The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) today introduced 31 draft resolutions and approved five of them, including one calling on Israel to cease its occupation of the Palestinian Territory and Syrian Golan.

26 October 2018
GA/EF/3507

Underscoring the need to bolster regional commissions in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, speakers focused on areas ranging from trade and transport to the environment and natural hazards, as the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) met with those bodies today.