Economic and Financial Committee (ECOFIN) – Also known as the Second Committee of the General Assembly, ECOFIN is a committee of the UN focused on the field of global finances and economics. It is currently chaired by Mr. Sebastiano Cardi, and it includes all member states, representatives of NGOs and international organisations. It also works in collaboration with the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund as well as the ECOSOC. During the current session it will deal with issues relating to economic growth and development such as macroeconomic policy questions (including international trade, international financial system, and external debt sustainability), financing for development, sustainable development, human settlements, poverty eradication, globalization and interdependence, operational activities for development, and information and communication technologies for development.