The General Assembly today adopted resolutions to protect the world’s oceans and combat violent extremism and elected five Member States to the Peacebuilding Commission, but failed yet again to fill a seat on the Economic and Social Council held by the Group of Eastern European States.
Delegates in the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today considered the programme budget implications for 2023 of one resolution of the Sixth Committee (Legal) and three of the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) that — if adopted by the General Assembly — would deliver $187,500 for the exchange of views on draft articles on crimes against humanity, $392,300 for intergovernmental discussions on international tax cooperation and $1.02 million for issues and concerns related to landlocked developing countries and small island developing States.
Concluding its debate on the fortieth anniversary of the United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea, the General Assembly today also adopted resolutions concerning police cooperation, rights of persons with disabilities and as its credentials committee.
The General Assembly adopted 51 resolutions and 1 decision recommended by its Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) today, covering a range of issues, from the rights children, women, refugees and others forced to flee their homes, to combating the glorification of Nazism.
With developing countries facing persistent inequality, lack of financial access and the ravages of climate change, the General Assembly adopted 38 of 41 resolutions and 2 decisions introduced by its Second Committee (Economic and Financial), in an effort to turn around rising poverty and hunger and propel the Sustainable Development Goals.
Several delegates in the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today objected strongly to the Secretariat’s proposal to provide $21.44 million in additional funding in 2023 and 2024 to cover the work of the Human Rights Council.
Delegates in the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today considered the programme budget implications for 2023 of three draft resolutions of the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) that — if adopted by the General Assembly — would deliver $633,200 for preventing an arms race and implementing transparency and confidence-building measures in outer space, and $118,600 to address problems due to the accumulation of surplus conventional ammunition stockpiles.
Acting on the recommendation of its Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization), the General Assembly today adopted 33 draft resolutions and two draft decisions, including texts concerning the mandate and operations of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East.
Commemorating the fortieth anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, delegates at the General Assembly today considered two draft resolutions that address a diverse range of challenges, including climate change, loss of marine biodiversity, and sustainable fisheries.
Delegates in the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today considered the Secretariat’s proposal to allot nearly $79 million for the 2023 activities of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals as it winds down its work investigating crimes committed during the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda.