Rural Population ‘Left Behind’ by Uneven Global Economy, Speakers Note, as Second Committee Debates Poverty Eradication

Despite a significant reduction in the rate of worldwide extreme poverty, speakers stressed that eradicating it has slowed, especially in rural areas, as the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) met to take up that issue today.Daniela Bas, Di…

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Unprecedented Impacts of Climate Change Disproportionately Burdening Developing Countries, Delegate Stresses, as Second Committee Concludes General Debate

Describing climate change as one of the greatest threats facing humanity in their time, delegates urged the international community to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, conserve forests, monitor water sources and honour pledges made in the Paris Agreeme…

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Delegates Decry Gender-Based Violence, Call for Better Measures to Protect Rural, Migrant Women, as Third Committee Continues Debate on Achieving Equal Rights

Sustainable development cannot be achieved without gender equality and a meaningful enhancement in women’s political participation, delegates told the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) today as it continued its debate on the advanceme…

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Youth Delegates Call for Meaningful Work, Inclusion in Decision-Making, as Third Committee Concludes Debate on Social Development

The Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) concluded its debate on social development today, with youth delegates demanding greater access to education and job opportunities, as well as a voice in decisions that will help them overcome ent…

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Youth Delegates Call for Meaningful Work, Inclusion in Decision-Making, as Third Committee Continues Debate on Social Development

The Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) concluded its debate on social development today, with youth delegates demanding greater access to education and job opportunities, as well as a voice in decisions that will help them overcome ent…

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Third Committee

Note:  A complete summary of today’s Third Committee meetings will be made available after their conclusion.Background

The Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian, Cultural) continued its debate on social development today. (For background, pl…

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Delegates Begin Text-Based Deliberations for First-Ever Treaty on Managing Marine Biodiversity beyond National Jurisdiction Areas, at Start of Conference Session

The process of drafting the first-ever treaty addressing marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction entered a new phase today as Member States began text-based deliberations, with a view to reaching an agreement by the first half of 2020…

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