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Fifty-seventh General Assembly
Second Committee
32nd Meeting (PM)
GA/EF/3022
12 November 2002



AMID REVITALIZING PROCESS, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL MOVING AHEAD

IN EFFORTS TO UNITE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY, SECOND COMMITTEE TOLD


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Background

The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) met this morning to consider the report of the Economic and Social Council (document A/57/3 (Part I)), which lists the Council’s resolutions and decisions on various development issues requiring action by the General Assembly.  Among them are human resources development; strengthening emergency humanitarian and disaster relief aid; international cooperation in support of the International Conference on Financing for Development; and the economic and social repercussions of the Israeli occupation on the living conditions of Palestinians in the occupied Palestinian territory and Arabs in the occupied Syrian Golan.

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Also before the Committee was the report of the Economic and Social Council for 2002 (document A/57/3 (Part II)), which contains segments of the full report relating to the operational activities, coordination, humanitarian affairs, elections, appointments, nominations and confirmations and organizational matters.

Financial and economic issues are highlighted in sections on regional cooperation; economic and social repercussions of the Israeli occupation on the living conditions of the Palestinian people in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan; sustainable development; science and technology for development; international cooperation in tax matters; and crime prevention and criminal justice.

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