Syria, Migration, UNITAR & other topics – PGA Spokesperson Briefing

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08-Apr-2022 00:02:53
Briefing by Paulina Kubiak, Spokesperson for the President of the 76th Session of the General Assembly.

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This morning, Member States met in an informal meeting of the plenary to hear an interim oral update on the situation of human rights in Syria. High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet spoke virtually.

The GA is now on a break. It will reconvene at 12:45PM for a plenary meeting to take action on a draft resolution under agenda item 12. Sport for development and peace: building a peaceful and better world through sport and the Olympic ideal.

Today wraps up the second round of consultations on the outcome document from the International Migration Review Forum. This is the so-called Progress Declaration. The Forum will be held at the UN General Assembly starting on 17 May. It will be preceded by a one-day informal interactive multi-stakeholder hearing on 16 May.

On Tuesday, there will be a meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly.

That same day, there will also be preparations for the high-level meeting on improving road safety. There will be informal consultations on the priorities for the draft political declaration of the high-level meeting, which will take place this summer, on 30 June and 1 July.

On Wednesday and Thursday, the President of the General Assembly Abdulla Shahid, will take part in the 7th Our Ocean Conference in Palau. The Conference is co-hosted by Palau and the United States. This is the first time that a small island developing state is hosting the Our Ocean Conference.

And today is Friday, so the HOPE Fellows are in their weekly training with the UN Institute for Training and Research or UNITAR. Today’s topic is international law and the sixth committee.

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