The Economic and Social Council today adopted a decision (document E/2017/L.4), by which it recommended that the General Assembly decide on enlarging the membership of the Executive Committee of the Programme of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) from 98 to 101 States at its seventy-first session.
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Economic and Social Council Adopts Decision Recommending General Assembly Enlarge United Nations Refugee Agency Executive Committee Membership
Opening 2017 Session, Economic and Social Council Elects New President, Adopts Provisional Agenda, Working Arrangements
Opening the first meeting of its 2017 session today, the Economic and Social Council elected, by acclamation, Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava (Zimbabwe) as its new President and adopted the provisional agenda and working arrangements for its upcoming session.
Concluding Coordination and Management Segment, Economic and Social Council Adopts 10 Resolutions, 5 Decisions
The Economic and Social Council concluded its coordination and management segment this afternoon with the adoption of 10 draft resolutions and 5 draft decisions.
Continuing Session, Economic and Social Council Adopts 5 Resolutions, 11 Decisions Ranging from Crime Prevention to Indigenous Issues
Continuing its coordination and management session, the Economic and Social Council today adopted 5 resolutions and 11 decisions on topics ranging from crime prevention and criminal justice to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and narcotic drugs to the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.
Opening Coordination, Management Session, Economic and Social Council Adopts Seven Texts, Including on Regional Cooperation, Non-Governmental Organizations
Opening a three-day coordination and management session today, the Economic and Social Council considered a range of issues — from regional cooperation to the participation of non-governmental organizations at United Nations proceedings —adopting seven resolutions and seven decisions.
Speakers Stress Development Cooperation Forum’s Role in Allowing for Fresh Policy Perspectives, as Economic and Social Council High-Level Segment Concludes
The Development Cooperation Forum was a neutral and impartial space that allowed for fresh perspectives and discussions of new development cooperation paradigms, the Economic and Social Council heard today, as its high-level segment ended today with the adoption of a ministerial declaration.
Fresh Thinking, Better Coordination, Concrete Action Critical to Delivering on 2030 Agenda, Speakers Say, as Development Cooperation Forum Begins
Effective development cooperation — marked by fresh thinking, better coordination and concrete action — would be critical to making good on the unprecedented opportunities presented by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, speakers said today, as the Development Cooperation Forum opened its fifth biennial high-level meeting.
Adoption of Declaration Commits Ministers to Leaving No One Behind in Implementing Sustainable Development Agenda, as High-Level Political Forum Concludes
The 2016 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development concluded today with the adoption of a declaration that committed ministers from around the world to leaving no one behind in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Full Implementation of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Requires Reaching Those Furthest Behind, Secretary-General Tells High-Level Political Forum
Full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development would require reaching those lagging furthest behind as an urgent priority, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, as the Economic and Social Council continued the ministerial segment of its High-Level Political Forum.
States Must Quicken Pace in Reaching 2030 Agenda Results, Deputy Secretary-General Tells High-level Political Forum at Start of Ministerial Segment
Despite persistent challenges and unforeseen setbacks, States must speed up efforts to reach the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development targets to truly ensure that no one was left behind, the Economic and Social Council heard today at the start of a three-day ministerial segment of its High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, with related panel discussions on reaching the most vulnerable, tackling country-specific challenges and identifying effective means of implementation.
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