The United Nations General Assembly Second Committee (also known as the Economic and Financial Committee or ECOFIN) is one of the six main standing committees of the United Nations General Assembly. 
The Second Committee is responsible for examining problems in the area of global finances and economics and deals with issues relating to 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. 

The Second Committee also considers issues relating to groups of countries in special situations and 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. 


The Impact of Automation on Developing Economies

Evaluating the Merits of Foreign Direct Investment

The Chairpersons

Alexia Gheorghe

Hi there! My name is Alexia and I will be chairing, alongside my dear friend Maria, the ECOFIN Committee of LazărMUN 2020. I consider myself an open-minded and also determined person and, as you all may have figured it out, I am extremely passionate about MUNs and debate in general. As a true pieces, I am ready to share this passion and the contagious love for such conference with ECOFIN’s delegates♥

Maria Ferăstrău

Hey everybody! I’m Maria and alongside one of my dearest friends, I will be chairing the ECOFIN committee. I enjoyed so much being a delegate last year in the same committee, that I decided to come back and help you make the best out of this experience. Aside from my fondness of international relations, one of my biggest passions is playing the piano!  As Alexia and I are both pisces, we can guarantee that you will engage in heated debates while also having the most fun!

Country Matrix

  • Technology Bank for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) (observer)
  • Argentine Republic
  • Commonwealth of Australia
  • People’s Republic of Bangladesh
  • Federative Republic of Brazil
  • Canada
  • People’s Republic of China
  • Arab Republic of Egypt
  • Republic of France
  • Federal Republic of Germany
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Republic of India
  • State of Israel
  • State of Japan
  • Republic of Kiribati
  • Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North)
  • Republic of Korea (South)
  • United Mexican States
  • Russian Federation
  • Republic of South Africa
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • United States of America
  • Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela