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Second Committee
72nd Session

Wednesday, 27 September, 2017 - Thursday, 30 November, 2017, New York
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[Agreements on cross cutting language for each relevant draft proposal will be contained in conference room papers which will be circulated in the room. The conference room papers have also been circulated on the Second Committee Place module in e-deleGATE (please click here).]

1.     Information and communications technologies for development (A/C.2/72/L.5 and A/C.2/72/L.66) [item 16]

Action on draft resolutions

2.     Macroeconomic policy questions [item 17]

(a)      International trade and development (A/C.2/72/L.17/Rev.1)

(b)      International financial system and development (A/C.2/72/L.19/Rev.1)

(d)      Commodities (A/C.2/72/L.9/Rev.1)

Action on draft resolutions

3.     Sustainable development [item 19]

(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 (A/C.2/72/L.27 and A/C.2/72/L.48)

(d)      Protection of global climate for present and future generations of humankind (A/C.2/72/L.26 and A/C.2/72/L.69)

Action on draft resolutions

4.     Implementation of the outcomes of the United Nations Conferences on Human Settlements and on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development and strengthening of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) (A/C.2/72/L.36 and A/C.2/72/L.67) [item 20]

Action on draft resolutions

5.     Globalization and interdependence [item 21]

(a)      Role of the United Nations in promoting development in the context of globalization and interdependence (A/C.2/72/L.11/Rev.1)

(c)      Culture and sustainable development (A/C.2/72/L.13/Rev.1)

Action on draft resolutions

6.     Groups of countries in special situations:  Follow-up to the second United Nations Conference on Landlocked Developing Countries (A/C.2/72/L.35 and A/C.2/72/L.62) [item 22 (b)]

7.     Eradication of poverty and other development issues [item 23]

(b)      Women in development (A/C.2/72/L.21 and A/C.2/72/L.65)

(c)      Human resources development (A/C.2/72/L.20 and A/C.2/72/L.64)

Action on draft resolutions

8.     Operational activities for development: South-South cooperation for development (A/C.2/72/L.43 and A/C.2/72/L.68) [item 24 (b)]

Action on draft resolutions

9.     Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly (A/C.2/72/L.70) [item 121]

10.     Conclusion of the substantive work of the Second Committee 

 

  • Nov 30 2017
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Conference Room 2 (CB)
26th meeting

[Agreements on cross-cutting language for each relevant draft proposal will be contained in conference room papers which will be circulated in the room. The conference room papers have also been circulated on the Second Committee Place module in e-deleGATE (please click here).]

1.     Macroeconomic policy questions [item 17]

(c)      External debt sustainability and development (A/C.2/72/L.15 and A/C.2/72/L.46)

(e)      Financial inclusion for sustainable development (A/C.2/72/L.10 and A/C.2/72/L.51)

(f)      Promotion of international cooperation to combat illicit financial flows in order to foster sustainable development (A/C.2/72/L.16* and A/C.2/72/L.53)

Action on draft resolutions

2.     Follow-up to and implementation of the outcomes of the International Conferences on Financing for Development (A/C.2/72/L.18 and A/C.2/72/L.50) [item 18]

Action on draft resolutions

3.     Sustainable development (A/C.2/72/L.30/Rev.1 and A/C.2/72/L.33/Rev.1) [item 19]

(c)      Disaster risk reduction (A/C.2/72/L.14 and A/C.2/72/L.47)

(e)      Implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa (A/C.2/72/L.37 and A/C.2/72/L.54)

(f)      Convention on Biological Diversity (A/C.2/72/L.34 and A/C.2/72/L.56)

(g)      Education for sustainable development (A/C.2/72/L.24 and A/C.2/72/L.45)

(h)      Harmony with Nature (A/C.2/72/L.38 and A/C.2/72/L.52)

(i)       Ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all (A/C.2/72/L.3 and A/C.2/72/L.55)

(j)       Combating sand and dust storms (A/C.2/72/L.4 and A/C.2/72/L.49)

Introduction of and action on draft resolutions

4.     Globalization and interdependence [item 21]

(b)      Science, technology and innovation for development (A/C.2/72/L.6 and A/C.2/72/L.57)

(d)      Development cooperation with middle-income countries (A/C.2/72/L.23 and A/C.2/72/L.60)

Action on draft resolutions

5.     Groups of countries in special situations [item 22]

(a)      Follow-up to the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (A/C.2/72/L.31 and A/C.2/72/L.61)

(b)      Follow-up to the second United Nations Conference on Landlocked Developing Countries (A/C.2/72/L.35 and A/C.2/72/L.62)

Action on draft resolutions

6.     Eradication of poverty and other development issues: Implementation of the Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2008-2017) (A/C.2/72/L.22 and A/C.2/72/L.58) [item 23 (a)]

Action on draft resolutions

7.     Operational activities for development: Operational activities for development of the United Nations system (A/C.2/72/L.41 and A/C.2/72/L.63) [item 24 (a)]

Action on draft resolutions

8.     Agriculture development, food security and nutrition (A/C.2/72/L.12/Rev.1, A/C.2/72/L.25 and A/C.2/72/L.59) [item 25]

Introduction of and action on draft resolutions

9.     Towards global partnerships (A/C.2/72/L.42/Rev.1) [item 26]

Action on draft decision

10.     Programme planning [item 137]

General discussion

 

  • Nov 28 2017
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Conference Room 2 (CB)
25th meeting

1.     Macroeconomic policy questions: International trade and development (A/C.2/72/L.7) [item 17 (a)]

Action on draft resolution

2.     Sustainable development (A/C.2/72/L.2/Rev.1, A/C.2/72/L.8, A/C.2/72/L.28/Rev.1, A/C.2/72/L.29, A/C.2/72/L.32 and A/C.2/72/L.44) [item 19]

Introduction of and action on draft resolutions

(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 (A/C.2/72/L.39)

Action on draft resolution

3.     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 resource (A/C.2/72/L.40) [item 63]

Action on draft resolution 

 

  • Nov 17 2017
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Conference Room 2 (CB)
24th meeting

1.     Information and communications technologies for development (A/C.2/72/L.5) [item 16]

2.     Macroeconomic policy questions [item 17]

(a)      International trade and development (A/C.2/72/L.7 and A/C.2/72/L.17)

(b)      International financial system and development (A/C.2/72/L.19)

(c)      External debt sustainability and development (A/C.2/72/L.15)

(d)      Commodities (A/C.2/72/L.9)

(e)      Financial inclusion for sustainable development (A/C.2/72/L.10)

(f)      Promotion of international cooperation to combat illicit financial flows in order to foster sustainable development (A/C.2/72/L.16)

3.     Follow-up to and implementation of the outcomes of the international Conferences on Financing for Development (A/C.2/72/L.18) [item 18]

4.     Sustainable development (A/C.2/72/L.8, A/C.2/72/L.29 and A/C.2/72/L.32) [item 19]

(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 (A/C.2/72/L.39)

(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 (A/C.2/72/L.27)

(c)      Disaster risk reduction (A/C.2/72/L.14)

(d)      Protection of global climate for present and future generations of humankind (A/C.2/72/L.26)

(e)      Implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa (A/C.2/72/L.37)

(f)      Convention on Biological Diversity (A/C.2/72/L.34)

(g)      Education for sustainable development (A/C.2/72/L.24)

(h)      Harmony with Nature (A/C.2/72/L.38)

(i)       Ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all (A/C.2/72/L.3)

(j)       Combating sand and dust storms (A/C.2/72/L.4)

5.     Implementation of the outcomes of the United Nations Conferences on Human Settlements and on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development and strengthening of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) (A/C.2/72/L.36) [item 20]

6.     Globalization and interdependence [item 21]

(a)      Role of the United Nations in promoting development in the context of globalization and interdependence (A/C.2/72/L.11)

(b)      Science, technology and innovation for development (A/C.2/72/L.6)

(c)      Culture and sustainable development (A/C.2/72/L.13)

(d)      Development cooperation with middle-income countries (A/C.2/72/L.23)

7.     Groups of countries in special situations [item 22]

(a)      Follow-up to the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (A/C.2/72/L.31)

(b)      Follow-up to the second United Nations Conference on Landlocked Developing Countries (A/C.2/72/L.35)

8.     Eradication of poverty and other development issues [item 23]

(a)      Implementation of the Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2008-2017) (A/C.2/72/L.22)

(b)      Women in development (A/C.2/72/L.21)

(c)      Human resources development (A/C.2/72/L.20)

9.     Operational activities for development [item 24]

(a)      Operational activities for development of the United Nations system (A/C.2/72/L.41)

(b)      South-South cooperation for development (A/C.2/72/L.43)

10.     Agriculture development, food security and nutrition (A/C.2/72/L.25) [item 25]

11.     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 (A/C.2/72/L.40) [item 63]

Introduction of all draft proposals listed above

 

  • Nov 01 2017
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Conference Room 2 (CB)
23rd meeting

Operational activities for development [item 24]

(a) Operational activities for development of the United Nations system (A/72/124-E/2018/3 and A/72/61–E/2017/4)

(b) South-South cooperation for development (A/72/297)

Continuation and conclusion of general discussion

  • Oct 25 2017
  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Conference Room 2 (CB)
22nd meeting

Operational activities for development [item 24]

(a) Operational activities for development of the United Nations system
(A/72/124–E/2018/3 and A/72/61–E/2017/4)

Statement by the Deputy Secretary-General

(b) South-South cooperation for development (A/72/297)

Introductory statements (under sub-items (a) and (b)) followed by “question time”

General discussion

  • Oct 25 2017
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Conference Room 2 (CB)
21st meeting

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 (A/72/90–E/2017/71) [item 63]

Introductory statement followed by “question time”

General discussion

  • Oct 23 2017
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Conference Room 2 (CB)
Dialogue

Dialogue with the Executive Secretaries of the Regional Commissions on “Financing for development: Regional perspectives and the role of the United Nations Regional Commissions”

Presentations, followed by an interactive discussion

For additional information on the dialogue, please click here

  • Oct 23 2017
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Conference Room 2 (CB)
20th meeting

Towards global partnerships (A/72/310) [item 26]

Introductory statements followed by “question time”

General discussion

  • Oct 20 2017
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Conference Room 2 (CB)
Panel discussion

Panel discussion on “Towards a sustainable future for all women and girls: Combating poverty and promoting gender equality: A data and policy perspective”

Presentations followed by an interactive discussion

  • Oct 18 2017
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Conference Room 2 (CB)
19th meeting

Implementation of the outcomes of the United Nations Conferences on Human Settlements and on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development and strengthening of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) (A/72/8, A/72/311, A/72/360 and A/72/516) [item 20]

Introductory statements followed by “question time”

General discussion

  • Oct 18 2017
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Conference Room 2 (CB)
18th meeting

Groups of countries in special situations [item 22]

(a) Follow-up to the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries; (A/72/270 and A/72/83-E/2017/60)

(b) Follow-up to the second United Nations Conference on Landlocked Developing Countries (A/72/272)

Introductory statements followed by “question time”

General discussion

  • Oct 17 2017
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Conference Room 2 (CB)
17th meeting

Agriculture development, food security and nutrition (A/72/303 and
A/72/63–E/2017/11) [item 25]

Continuation and conclusion of the general discussion (see rolling list above)

  • Oct 16 2017
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Conference Room 2 (CB)
16th meeting

Agriculture development, food security and nutrition (A/72/303 and
A/72/63–E/2017/11) [item 25]

Introductory statement, followed by “question time”

General discussion (please click here, for the rolling list)

  • Oct 16 2017
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Conference Room 2 (CB)
15th meeting

Information and communications technologies for development (A/72/64–E/2017/12) [item 16]

Introductory statement, followed by “question time”

General discussion

  • Oct 13 2017
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Conference Room 2 (CB)
14th meeting

Globalization and interdependence [item 21]

(a) Role of the United Nations in promoting development in the context of globalization and interdependence (A/72/301)

(b) Science, technology and innovation for development (A/72/257)

(c) Culture and sustainable development (A/72/336)

(d) Development cooperation with middle-income countries (A/72/329)

Introductory statements, followed by “question time”

General discussion

  • Oct 13 2017
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Conference Room 2 (CB)
Panel discussion

Panel discussion on “Science, Technology, and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals: Harnessing Inclusive Innovation to Leave No One Behind”

Presentations followed by an interactive discussion

  • Oct 12 2017
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Conference Room 2 (CB)
13th meeting

Eradication of poverty and other development issues [item 23]

(a) Implementation of the Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2008-2017) (A/72/283)

(b) Women in development (A/72/282)

(c) Human resources development (A/72/292)

Continuation and conclusion of the general discussion

  • Oct 12 2017
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Conference Room 2 (CB)
12th meeting

Eradication of poverty and other development issues [item 23]

(a) Implementation of the Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2008-2017) (A/72/283)

(b) Women in development (A/72/282)

(c) Human resources development (A/72/292)

Introductory statements, followed by “question time”

General discussion

  • Oct 11 2017
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Conference Room 2 (CB)
11th meeting

Joint meeting on “The future of everything – Sustainable development in the age of rapid technological change”

Opening remarks by the Co-Chairs

Statement by the Deputy Secretary-General

Presentations, followed by an interactive discussion

 

  • Oct 11 2017
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Economic and Social Council Chamber
10th meeting

Sustainable development (A/72/75–E/2017/56, A/72/174, A/72/216, A/72/343, A/72/343/Corr.1 and A/72/353) [item 19]

(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 (A/72/228)

(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 (A/72/119, A/72/119/Add.1 and A/72/214)

(c) Disaster risk reduction (A/72/259)

(d) Protection of global climate for present and future generations of humankind (A/72/82, A/72/152 and A/72/152/Corr.1)

(e) Implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa (A/72/152 and A/72/152/Corr.1)

(f) Convention on Biological Diversity (A/72/152 and A/72/152/Corr.1)

(g) Education for sustainable development (A/72/130)

(h) Harmony with Nature (A/72/175)

(i) Ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all (A/72/156 and A/72/160)

(j) Combating sand and dust storms

Continuation and conclusion of the general discussion (please click here for the rolling list)

  • Oct 10 2017
  • 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Conference Room 2 (CB)
9th meeting

Continuation of the morning meeting

  • Oct 09 2017
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Conference Room 2 (CB)
8th meeting

1. Address by the President of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly

2. Sustainable development (A/72/75–E/2017/56, A/72/174, A/72/216, A/72/343, A/72/343/Corr.1 and A/72/353) [item 19]

(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 (A/72/228)

(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 A/72/119, A/72/119/Add.1 and A/72/214)

(c) Disaster risk reduction (A/72/259)

(d) Protection of global climate for present and future generations of humankind (A/72/82, A/72/152, A/72/152/Corr.1)

(e) Implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa (A/72/152 and A/72/152/Corr.1)

(f) Convention on Biological Diversity (A/72/152 and A/72/152/Corr.1)

(g) Education for sustainable development (A/72/130)

(h) Harmony with Nature (A/72/175)

(i) Ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all (A/72/156 and A/72/160)

(j) Combating sand and dust storms

Introductory statements, followed by “question time”

General discussion (please click here for the rolling list)

  • Oct 09 2017
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Conference Room 2 (CB)
7th meeting

1. Macroeconomic policy questions [item 17]

(a) International trade and development (A/72/307, A/72/274, A/72/15 (Part I), A/72/15 (Part II), A/72/15 (Part III), A/72/15 (Part IV) (to be issued),
A/72/15 (Part V) (to be issued))

(b) International financial system and development (A/72/306)

(c) External debt sustainability and development (A/72/253)

(d) Commodities (A/72/254)

(e) Financial inclusion for sustainable development

(f) Promotion of international cooperation to combat illicit financial flows in order to ........         foster sustainable development

2. Follow-up to and implementation of the outcomes of the international Conferences on Financing for Development (A/72/114–E/2017/75) [item 18]

Continuation and conclusion of joint general discussion (see rolling list above)

  • Oct 05 2017
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Conference Room 2 (CB)
6th meeting

1. Macroeconomic policy questions [item 17]

(a) International trade and development (A/72/307, A/72/274, A/72/15 (Part I), A/72/15 (Part II), A/72/15 (Part III), A/72/15 (Part IV) (to be issued),
A/72/15 (Part V) (to be issued))

(b) International financial system and development (A/72/306)

(c) External debt sustainability and development (A/72/253)

(d) Commodities (A/72/254)

(e) Financial inclusion for sustainable development

(f) Promotion of international cooperation to combat illicit financial flows in order to foster sustainable development

2. Follow-up to and implementation of the outcomes of the international Conferences on Financing for Development (A/72/114–E/2017/75) [item 18]

Introductory statements, followed by “question time”

Joint general discussion (please click here for the rolling list)

  • Oct 05 2017
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Conference Room 2 (CB)
Panel discussion

Panel discussion on the “The Future of Work: Making Decent Work a Reality”

Presentations followed by an interactive discussion

  • Oct 04 2017
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Conference Room 2 (CB)
5th meeting

Continuation of the general debate (see rolling list above)

  • Oct 03 2017
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Conference Room 2 (CB)
4th meeting

Continuation of the general debate (please click here for the rolling list)

  • Oct 03 2017
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Conference Room 2 (CB)
3rd meeting

Continuation of the general debate (see rolling list above)

  • Oct 02 2017
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Conference Room 2 (CB)
2nd meeting

1. Opening statements

2. Keynote address by Mr. Arvind Panagariya, Professor of Economics at the Jagdish Bhagwati Professor of Indian Political Economy, Columbia University

3. General debate (rolling list)

Ecuador (on behalf of the Group of 77 and China)

Philippines (on behalf of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN))

Egypt (on behalf of the African States)

Haiti (on behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM))

Bangladesh (on behalf of the Least Developed Countries)

El Salvador (on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC))

Nauru (on behalf of the Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS))

Samoa (on behalf of the Pacific Island Forum Countries (PIF Group))

Maldives (on behalf of Small Island States (AOSIS))

European Union

Canada (on behalf of Canada, Australia and New Zealand (CANZ))

Norway

Malaysia

Nicaragua

China

Philippines

Bhutan

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Thailand

Paraguay

United States

Botswana

Lebanon

Indonesia

Zambia

Viet Nam

Israel

Russian Federation

Myanmar

Peru

Cuba

Syrian Arab Republic 

Malawi

Malta 

Panama

Monaco

Republic of Korea

Colombia

Tajikistan

Guatemala

Mauritania

Sierra Leone

Japan

Italy

Kyrgyzstan

Switzerland

Morocco

Georgia 

Mongolia

Costa Rica

Dominican Republic

United Arab Emirates

Mexico

Slovenia

South Africa

San Marino

Chile

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Ethiopia

Sudan

United Republic of Tanzania

Qatar

Brazil

Afghanistan

Nigeria

Sri Lanka

Kuwait

Papua New Guinea

Yemen

Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

Angola

Honduras

Saudi Arabia

Maldives

Romania

Azerbaijan

Argentina

Tuvalu

Holy See

State of Palestine

Sovereign Order of Malta

International Chamber of Commerce

Common Fund for Commodities

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Food and Agriculture Organization

United Nations Environment Programme 

  • Oct 02 2017
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Conference Room 2 (CB)
1st meeting

1.     Election of the officers of the Main Committees [item 5]

Election of a Vice-Chair of the Committee

2.     Organization of work (A/C.2/72/1, A/C.2/72/L.1 and A/C.2/72/L.1/Add.1)

  • Sep 25 2017
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Conference Room 2 (CB)