Jordan, Bahrain & other topics – PGA Spokesperson Briefing

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01-May-2023 00:08:08
Briefing by Paulina Kubiak, Spokesperson for the President of the 77th Session of the General Assembly.

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The President of the General Assembly, Csaba Kőrösi is in Jordan.

His first stop in Jordan was the Zaatari refugee camp, which houses some 80,000 refugees from Syria.

Over the weekend, the President was in Bahrain, where he had a number of high-level meetings.

Among them, he was received by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa al Khalifa.

The President commended King Hamad for Bahrain’s transformative and forward thinking leadership on sustainability, mediation, women’s empowerment, and the coexistence in the region.

Today is May Day.

As such, in the spirit of creating a safe work environment, President Kőrösi is joining with UN Women on a campaign to rid UN work spaces of sexual harassment.

You might recall that President Kőrösi is an International Gender Champion.

As one of his goals as Champion, he has made the UN training on gender and prevention of sexual harassment broadly available.

Let me highlight some of the key events that will be happening this month, related to official events in the General Assembly and the President’s schedule.

Starting on Monday, 8 May and Tuesday, 9 May, in the Trusteeship Council Chamber, there will be interactive multistakeholder hearings on the upcoming high-level health-related meetings.

Thursday, 11 May, in the Trusteeship Council Chamber…

There will be an informal dialogue on Middle Income Countries.

The theme is “Accelerating the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in middle-income countries, with a focus on the environmental dimension”.

Friday, 12 May, in the Trusteeship Council Chamber…

There will be the interactive dialogue with the candidate for the Presidency of the 78th session.

This will be held ahead of the election of the new President on 1 June.

Wednesday 16 May, in the General Assembly Hall…

There will be a plenary meeting (debate) on the “Zone of peace, trust and cooperation of Central Asia”.

Thursday, 18 May and Friday, 19 May, in the General Assembly Hall…

There will be a high-level meeting on the midterm review of the Sendai Framework.

The theme is “Working Together to Reduce Risk for a Resilient Future”

Wednesday, 24 May…

We are planning a special event on the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development.

This International Year was proclaimed by the General Assembly in December 2021.

The International Year will include hundreds of national and international events, starting with this opening event, which is going to be organized on the theme of “A change for society to build on sciences for sustainability.”

The President will also hold two Morning Dialogues – these are the small discussions with Member States under Chatham House rules.

One on 12 May, on the theme of rights and responsibilities in a world in crises.

The other on 30 May, on the theme of “How to renew trust in delivering on the SDGs”?

INFORMAL CONSULTATIONS and INFORMAL MEETINGS

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