Second Committee: Introduction of draft decision on Sustainable Development

New York, 7 November 2006:  The Second Committee met to take action on a number of draft resolutions, with various delegates introduced texts relating to sustainable development, operational activities for development, and strengthening the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including special economic assistance, for action later in the session. Among the draft texts introduced included:

  • Oil slick on Lebanese shores (document A/C.2/61/L.23);
  • Implementation of Agenda 21, the Programme for the Further Implementation of Agenda 21 and the outcomes of the World Summit on Sustainable Development (document A/C.2/61/L.27);
  • Recognition of the Caribbean Sea as a special area in the context of sustainable development (document A/C.2/61/L.30);
  • International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (document A/C.2/61/L.25);
  • International cooperation to reduce the impact of the El Niño phenomenon (document A/C.2/61/L.26);
  • Natural disasters and vulnerability (document A/C.2/61/L.28);
  • Protection of global climate for present and future generations of mankind (document A/C.2/61/L.24);
  • Implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa (document A/C.2/61/L.31);
  • International Year of Biodiversity, 2010 (document A/C.2/61/L.29);
  • Convention on Biological Diversity (document A/C.2/61/L.33);
  • Commemoration of the sixtieth anniversary of the operations of the United Nations Children’s Fund (document A/C.2/61/L.32); and
  • International Assistance for the economic rehabilitation of Angola (document A/C.2/61/L.10/Rev.1).

Source: UN, 2006
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