The Economic and Social Council, opening its 2024 session today, elected its bureau and adopted its provisional agenda.
The Economic and Social Council concluded its management segment today, adopting five resolutions and six decisions from its subsidiary bodies that addressed strengthening development planning for Haiti, support for Non-Self-Governing Territories and the rights of the Palestinian people in the occupied territory, as well as the protection of Palestinian women.
Resuming its two-day Management Segment today, which began on 7 June, the Economic and Social Council considered 16 reports of its subsidiary bodies and other United Nations entities and adopted 30 draft texts, including a decision granting 174 non-governmental organizations consultative status.
In order to overcome the interlinked crises that have hindered progress on the Sustainable Development Goals and have pushed the international community off track, long-term and forward-looking thinking and solutions are paramount and must be brought to the fore in all future initiatives, speakers stressed, as the High-Level Segment — held under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council — concluded its discussion today.
Transformative actions, adequate financing and cooperative work across the entire peace, security and development nexus are urgently required for much-needed progress on sustainable development, speakers reported today during at a joint meeting of the Economic and Social Council and Peacebuilding Commission.
Amid Haiti’s rapidly deteriorating situation in which nearly half its population is facing severe food insecurity, the international community must take urgent action now, speakers stressed to the Economic and Social Council today during its Special Meeting on that country.
There must be clear calls to action in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals, resolving global tax unfairness and bridging a dangerously widening digital divide, speakers stressed, as the Economic and Social Council concluded its 2023 management segment today.
Opening its 2023 management segment today, the Economic and Social Council adopted 22 draft texts, including 12 resolutions and 10 decisions that were approved and proposed by its subsidiary bodies.
The 2023 Economic and Social Council operational activities for development segment “has fulfilled its role”, a senior United Nations official observed as the organ concluded its three-day annual meeting, with delegates underscoring the importance of regional approaches and spotlighting the pivotal role of resident coordinators and country teams in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Economic and Social Council’s operational activities for development segment, in New York today: