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Saturday, September 22, 2012

TANZANIA ELECTED AS VICE-CHAIR OF UN’S SECOND-COMMITTEE



TANZANIA ELECTED AS VICE-CHAIR OF UN’S SECOND-COMMITTEE
 
By TAGIE DAISY MWAKAWAGO,
New York

The United Nations Sixty-seventh General Assembly (UNGA- 67) yesterday elected the United Republic of Tanzania from the Group of 54 African States as Vice-Chair of the Bureau of the UN Second Committee of Economic and Financial for the 67th Session. 

The Vice-Chair seat from Tanzania will be under Mr. Modest Jonathan Mero, Minister Plenipotentiary of the Permanent Mission of the United Republic of Tanzania to the UN, where he will support the Chairman of the Committee H.E. Mr. George Wilfred Talbot.  Mr. Talbot is also the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Guyana.

The Second Committee is scheduled to meet again on Monday, 8 October, 2012 where various topics are tabled to be discussed that include lessons learned from the debt crisis and ongoing work on sovereign debt restructuring and debt resolution mechanisms, pursuant to General Assembly resolution 66/189, the challenges of middle-income countries and a follow-up to Rio+20 on sustainable development goals.

Meanwhile, the UN's Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon rang a Peace Bell yesterday marking thirty first Anniversary of the International Day Peace.  The commemoration was witnessed by the 67th UNGA's President Vuk Jeremic, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Serbia, Permanent Representatives from various Nations, members of Secretariat staff and delegations.

The 67th United Nations General Assembly opened last Tuesday on September 18, 2012 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, in the United States of America under the Presidency of H.E. Vuk Jeremic, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Serbia.  The 67th UNGA is expected to last until 24 December 2012.
 
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