Agriculture development and food security - Report of the Second Committee (A/64/427)

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Sixty-fourth session
Agenda item 60

Rapporteur: Ms. Denise McQuade (Ireland)

I. Introduction

1. At its 2nd plenary meeting, on 18 September 2009, the General Assembly, on the recommendation of the General Committee, decided to include in the agenda of its sixty-fourth session the item entitled "Agriculture development and food security" and to allocate it to the Second Committee.

2. The Second Committee considered the item at its 19th, 20th, 21st, 33rd and 41st meetings, on 22 and 23 October, 10 November and 9 December 2009. An account of the Committee's discussion of the item is contained in the relevant summary records (A/C.2/64/SR.19, 20, 21, 33 and 41). Attention is also drawn to the general debate held by the Committee at its 2nd to 7th meetings, from 5 to 7 October (see A/C.2/64/SR.2-7).

3. For its consideration of the item, the Committee had before it the following documents:

(a) Report of the Secretary-General on agriculture development and food security (A/64/221);

(b) Letter dated 6 March 2009 from the representative of the Sudan to the Secretary-General (A/64/65);

(c) Letter dated 30 September 2009 from the representative of the Sudan to the Secretary-General (A/64/489).

4. At the 19th meeting, on 22 October, an introductory statement was made by the Chief of the Global Policy Branch, Division for Sustainable Development, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (see A/C.2/64/SR.19).