91st Plenary Meeting of General Assembly 73rd Session

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20-Jun-2019 00:53:19
General Assembly recognizes 21 June as International Day to Celebrate Solstice, schedules anniversary event for Rights of Child Convention, adopting 3 texts at 91st plenary meeting.

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The General Assembly, acting without a vote, adopted three resolutions today, including one through which it will recognize 21 June as the International Day of the Celebration of the Solstice.

Introducing that text, Bolivia’s delegate said it reaffirms the right of indigenous peoples to practice and revitalize their cultural traditions. In an explanation of vote, Chile’s representative added that the resolution bolsters the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

The Assembly also adopted a resolution by which it will include the United Nations implementation of a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual exploitation and abuse in the agenda of its seventy-fourth session.

The representative of Egypt introduced that text, saying it expresses the Organization’s ongoing commitment to implement the zero-tolerance policy throughout the United Nations system, including peacekeeping missions.

By the terms of a third text, the Assembly decided to convene a high-level commemorative event on 25 September — during the high-level week of its seventy-fourth session — to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Also speaking today were representatives of Ecuador, Chile, Peru, Guatemala, United States, Philippines, Argentina and Uruguay.

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