Agriculture development and food security - Report of the Second Committee (A/67/443)

Report
from UN General Assembly
Published on 17 Dec 2012 View Original

I. Introduction

  1. At its 2nd plenary meeting, on 21 September 2012, the General Assembly, on the recommendation of the General Committee, decided to include in the agenda of its sixty-seventh 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, 29th and 33rd meetings, on 1, 5 and 15 November and 5 December 2012. An account of the Committee’s discussion of the item is contained in the relevant summary records (A/C.2/67/SR.19, 20, 29 and 33). Attention is also drawn to the general debate held by the Committee at its 2nd to 6th meetings, from 8 to 10 October (see A/C.2/67/SR.2-6).

  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/67/294);

(b) Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the report on the main decisions and policy recommendations of the Committee on World Food Security (A/67/86-E/2012/71);

(c) Note verbale dated 24 October 2012 from the Permanent Mission of the Plurinational State of Bolivia to the United Nations addressed to the Secretariat (A/67/553).

  1. At the 19th meeting, on 1 November, the Director of the Division for Sustainable Development of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs made an introductory statement (see A/C.2/67/SR.19).

  2. At the same meeting, the Director of the Division for Sustainable Development of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs responded to comments made and questions posed by the representatives of Ethiopia and the United Republic of Tanzania (see A/C.2/67/SR.19).