Member States today called for collective will to address cumulative pressures on oceans and their resources, which pose direct threats to people who depend on them, as the General Assembly adopted two draft resolutions in a joint debate on oceans and the law of the sea as well as sustainable fisheries.
Economic and Social Council: Meetings Coverage
The Economic and Social Council held elections today to fill vacancies in several of its subsidiary bodies.
The Economic and Social Council today elected two Vice-Presidents, adopted its agenda and assigned responsibilities for its 2024 session, also taking action on decisions related to a special meeting in Chile and geospatial information, while further welcoming the donation of new chairs for its Chamber by the delegation of Sweden.
Despite many commodity-dependent countries underperforming in development and falling further into debt, the global economy lacks an adequate response to the crisis, a Nobel Laureate told the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) and the Economic and Social Council as they met today for their annual joint meeting.
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.
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.
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.