Attempts to control what women and girls say, think and wear as well as to deny women access to sexual and reproductive rights are on the rise, the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) heard today, as it commenced its debate on the advancement of women.
The Sixth Committee (Legal) concluded its debate on measures to eliminate international terrorism today, as delegates offered suggestions and reported successes in combating a phenomenon that is both evolving in complexity and exacerbated by current global crises.
Against a backdrop of new political developments in some Non-Self-Governing Territories, petitioners stressed the importance of listening to people’s voices as the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) continued its general debate on decolonization.
The President of the General Assembly urged Fifth Committee delegates today to transcend politics and put aside their differences as they ensure the efficient management of the Organization’s resources and assess the long-term viability of an annual budget cycle.
The Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) began its general debate on decolonization and related agenda items today, with speakers underscoring their nations’ commitment to eliminating colonialism in all corners of the world.
The ramping up of globalized digitization in an increasingly unstable world fraught with crises provides opportunities for trafficking of drugs and persons as well as terrorism, the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) heard today during its debate on crime, information and technologies and drugs.
Developing countries are caught in a difficult situation as they must grapple with multidimensional crises including COVID-19 pandemic recovery, financing gaps, poverty and climate change, speakers told the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) today as it opened the general debate of its seventy-seventh session.
Delegates in the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today emphasized the need for both timely payments by Member States and budgetary discipline by Secretariat officials if the Organization is to effectively carry out the mandates laid out by the General Assembly.
The existential dangers posed by nuclear weapons were back in the global spotlight, the United Nations High Representative for Disarmament Affairs told the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security), urging everyone to step back from the brink.
As the Sixth Committee (Legal) met to approve its work programme for the seventy-seventh session and began its consideration of the Secretary-General report on measures to eliminate international terrorism, delegates called for a draft comprehensive convention to be concluded and the resolving of outstanding issues regarding the definition of terrorism.