Ukraine & other topics- PGA Spokesperson Briefing

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25-Feb-2022 00:12:43
Briefing by Paulina Kubiak, Spokesperson for the President of the 76th Session of the General Assembly.

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President Abdulla Shahid started his opening address in the General Assembly this morning by reiterating that the use of force and coercion has no place in the 21st century.

Turning now to the High-level event on galvanizing momentum for Universal Vaccination. The aim of this event is to renew political commitment to achieve universal COVID vaccination. There are 10 Heads of State or Government participating. In addition: two Vice-Presidents, three Deputy Prime Ministers, and 71 Ministers.

And turning to the Fellowship of HOPE. Today is Friday so our Fellows are in their weekly workshop with UNITAR. The topic today is “Climate Change – Kyoto to Paris, with Professor

The Spokesperson was asked about the procedures for an Emergency Special Session in the General Assembly. She noted that such a session is convened by the Secretary-General in line with the rules of procedures, following a request from the Security Council or Member States. The Spokesperson was also asked if a resolution could be voted on in the General Assembly without holding a special session. The Spokesperson told the journalist by phone that the General Assembly would usually need about a week to publish and translate the draft into all six official languages.

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