The Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations today began its 2022 resumed session by recommending 106 organizations for special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council and postponed action on 44 others, pending their response to additional questions posed by Committee members.
Economic and Social Council
The Economic and Social Council opened its 2023 session today, electing its bureau and adopting its provisional agenda.
Concluding Management Segment, Economic and Social Council Adopts texts on Haiti’s Development, Palestinian Rights, Controlling Non-Communicable Diseases
The Economic and Social Council resumed its two-day Management Segment today to consider the reports of 11 of its subsidiary bodies and to adopt a variety of decisions and resolutions before it.
Against the backdrop of a highly uncertain global outlook, with rising food and fuel prices blunting efforts to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Economic and Social Council formally adopted the ministerial declaration of its high-level political forum on sustainable development today, reaffirming that poverty eradication is an “indispensable requirement” for building resilient societies.
The high-level political forum on sustainable development, convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council, concluded today, approving a ministerial declaration, that recognizes the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as the blueprint for an inclusive, sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and accelerating the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development, leaving no one behind.
The perspectives of Africa, Asia-Pacific, Western Asia, Europe, and Latin America and the Caribbean are critical in the collective push to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and bring countries “back on track” in efforts to measurably improve well-being across their societies by 2030, speakers in the high-level political forum on sustainable development stressed today, as they discussed recommendations emerging from a series of regional dialogues to that end.
Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the opening of the 2022 high-level segment of the Economic and Social Council ministerial segment of the high-level political forum, in New York today:
Invest in people, Secretary-General António Guterres told delegates and leaders at the Economic and Social Council today, underscoring the importance of universal social protection as well as equitable and high-quality education.
Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the high-level political forum side-event titled “Transforming Learning for a Better Future: Education for Sustainable Development”, in New York today: