What is ECOFIN?
The Economic and Financial Committee is the Second Committee of the General Assembly. ECOFIN deals with issues regarding economic growth and development such as macroeconomic policy questions, financing for development, sustainable development, human settlements, globalization and interdependence, eradication of poverty, operational activities for development, agriculture development, food security and nutrition, information and communications technologies for development, and towards global partnerships. ECOFIN also considers issues relating to groups of countries in special situations. Thus, it will also consider the item on permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources.