2 October: Opening of the Economic and Financial Committee (Second Committee) of the 72nd Session of the General Assembly
The Second Committee will open its general debate with a keynote address by Professor Arvind Panagariya, Professor of Economics and the Jagdish Bhagwati Professor of Indian Political Economy in the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

The Committee will also hold side events and a joint meeting with the Economic and Social Council as part of its programme of work:

•   4 October, 3 pm: “The Future of Work: Making Decent Work a Reality”
•   11 October, 10 am: “The Future of Everything – Sustainable Development in the Age of Rapid Technological Change”
•   12 October, 3 pm: “Science, technology and innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals: harnessing inclusive innovation to leave no one behind”
•   18 October, 3 pm: “Towards a sustainable future for all women and girls: combatting poverty and promoting gender equality - a data and policy perspective”

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