The United Nations General Assembly Second Committee, ECOFIN (Economic and Financial Committee) is one of the six main committees of the United Nations General Assembly. It deals with global finance and economic matters.
The Second Committee meets every year in early October and aims to finish its work by the end of November. All 193 member states of the UN can attend.
Agenda Items: Cryptocurrency/Agribusiness of Upcoming Future
The recent revolutions of the world translate worldwide into a possible change in the economy, where currencies will not depend on national government institutions, such as banks, but will instead be in the hands of private enterprises. As cryptocurrencies become more and more mainstream, the international community has to address the existing questions of regulation, accessibility, and reliability.
Today and in the future, agriculture and the food industry are facing challenges, like scarcity of resources that are important for food production. In order to guarantee a high quality of life, especially for generations to come, it will be even more important in the future to preserve natural resources along the whole food value chain.