Veto Initiative, SIDS & other topics – PGA Spokesperson Briefing

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26-Apr-2022 00:07:18
Briefing by Paulina Kubiak, Spokesperson for the President of the 76th Session of the General Assembly.

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The General Assembly today took action on two draft decisions and one draft resolution. All three drafts were adopted by consensus, meaning without a recorded vote. Member States first adopted A/76/L.51 entitled “Informal interactive hearing with indigenous peoples”. The second draft for action was A/76/L.50, circulated under sub-item (d) of agenda item 98 entitled “Reducing space threats through norms, rules and principles of responsible behaviours”. The third action was under agenda item 124 entitled “Strengthening of the United Nations system”.

The President of the General Assembly, Abdulla Shahid, today is taking part in a roundtable event on “Urban Resilience in Small Island and Developing States (SIDS).” This roundtable is organized by UNDP and UN-Habitat.

In terms of today’s other bilaterals… President Shahid will meet with Ms. Thórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland; Ambassador Maurizio Massari, the Permanent Representative of Italy, and some other Representatives of the “Uniting for Consensus” Group; Ambassador Alya bint Ahmed Al Thani, the Permanent Representative of Qatar; Ambassador Claver Gatete, the Permanent Representative of Rwanda; and Ambassador Jukka Salovaara, the Permanente Representative of Finland.

And on the HOPE Fellows, the eight young diplomats met yesterday with Ambassador Philippe Kridelka, the Permanent Representative of Belgium, and with the Special Representative Yves Wantens of Flanders.

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