General Assembly, G-20 Sherpa, bilaterals & other topics – PGA Spokesperson's Briefing

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01-Apr-2022 01:05:38
Briefing by Paulina Kubiak, Spokesperson for the President of the 76th Session of the General Assembly.

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This morning, Catherine Marchi-Uhel, head of the International, Impartial, and Independent Mechanism to Assist in the Investigation and Prosecution of Persons Responsible for the Most Serious Crimes under International Law Committed in the Syrian Arab Republic, presented the entity’s annual report to the General Assembly under the agenda item “Prevention of armed conflict”.

This afternoon, in the General Assembly Hall, there will be a briefing by the G20 Co-Sherpa. Ambassador Dian Triansyah Djani will brief on the priorities of Indonesia’s G20 Presidency. The President of the General Assembly, Abdulla Shahid, is expected to bring in the discussion held yesterday in the General Assembly informal plenary on world commodities.

In advance of the briefing by the G20 Co-Sherpa, President Shahid will meet with Ambassador Djani and with Dr Edi Prio Pambudi, Indonesia’s G20 Co-Sherpas. The President met this morning with Mr. Mario Adolfo Bucaro Flores, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guatemala. Very shortly, President Shahid will speak with Ms. Inger Andersen, the Executive Director of UNEP. President Shahid will speak with Mr. Ayman Safadi. He is the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of Jordan

Next week, the General Assembly will hold an informal plenary meeting on the situation of human rights in Syria. That will be on Friday, 8 April in the morning. The High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet will deliver the interim oral update. And on Monday, 4 April, President Shahid will be at Columbia University. He will be speaking to students about multilateralism.

Today is Friday, so our HOPE Fellows are in their UNITAR training. Today’s topic is the United Nations and Democracy Building.
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