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UNITED NATIONS
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Fifty-Ninth General Assembly
Second Committee
4th & 5th Meetings (AM & PM)
GA/EF/3076
5 October 2004


DELEGATES WARN AGAINST INFLEXIBLE POSITIONS IN DOHA TRADE NEGOTIATIONS,
AS SECOND COMMITTEE CONTINUES GENERAL DEBATE
Oxford University Professor Delivers
Keynote Address on Theme of ‘Development and Conflict’


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Background

The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) met this morning to hear a keynote address by Paul Collier, Professor of Economics at Oxford University and member of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, as well as to continue its general debate.

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Questions and Answers

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SHAHID HUSAIN, Senior Adviser to the United Nations of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), said that issues of common concern among OIC members included commodities, external debt and international financing; sustainable development and international economic cooperation; environmental concerns; migration; operational activities for development, particularly South-South cooperation; and permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources.

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