As Sustainable Development Efforts Fall Behind, Second Committee Delegates Stress Bolstering International Cooperation in Combating COVID‑19

6 Oct

With COVID‑19 becoming the biggest challenge the global community has faced since the Second World War and the founding of the United Nations 75 years ago, delegates stressed the need to bolster international cooperation in combating its devastating effects, as the Second Committee continued its general debate today.

Prospects of Quick Global Economic Recovery from COVID-19 Are Unrealistic, Says Nobel laureate, as Second Committee Begins General Debate

5 Oct

The devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to hamper vulnerable States, slowing or reversing economic growth and sustainable development, speakers told the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) as it began its general debate today with a keynote address by Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel laureate in economics and University Professor at Columbia University.