The Economic and Social Council, opening its 2024 session today, elected its bureau and adopted its provisional agenda.
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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.
Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks at the closing of the high-level segment of the Economic and Social Council, in New York today:
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.
Halfway to the 2030 deadline, the Sustainable Development Goals remain within reach if game-changing policies and solutions presented by speakers are translated into action, a senior United Nations official said today, as the high-level political forum on sustainable development — held under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council — concluded its discussion today.
Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for the high-level political forum side even to launch the Progress Report on Youth, in New York today:
Regional cooperation and game changing initiatives across the regions are vital to building resilience against future shocks and delivering on the 2030 Agenda, speakers emphasized, as the high-level political forum on sustainable development — held under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council — continued its discussion today.
With a third of the Sustainable Development Goals stalled or in reverse, high-level political action and strengthened national plans must be implemented to achieve the 2030 Agenda, senior United Nations officials warned today at the opening of the high-level segment of the Economic and Social Council and the ministerial segment of the high-level political forum on sustainable development.
Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, in New York today: