General Assembly: 85th Plenary Meeting, 77th Session

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General Assembly: 85th Plenary Meeting, 77th Session

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General Assembly Adopts Resolution Establishing Independent Institution on Missing Persons in Syria, as Speakers Debate Text’s Merit.

Prior to adopting two draft texts by consensus, the General Assembly voted on a contentious resolution that created a new mechanism to respond to the missing persons crisis in Syria, with some speakers arguing it could contribute to national reconciliation and sustainable peace and others stressing that, not only was Damascus not consulted, but the mechanism interferes with Syria’s internal affairs.

By a recorded vote of 83 in favour to 11 against, with 62 abstentions, the General Assembly adopted the draft resolution “Integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits in the economic, social and related fields” (document A/77/L.79), establishing the Independent Institution on Missing Persons in Syria.

Also today, the General Assembly adopted without a vote the draft resolution of the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) in its report “Comprehensive review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations in all their aspects”. By the text, the Assembly endorsed the proposals, recommendations and conclusions of the Special Committee and decided that it will continue its respective comprehensive review.

In other business, the General Assembly turned to the question of equitable representation on and increase in the membership of the Security Council and other matters related to the Council and took up a letter of the Assembly’s President, dated 22 June. It then adopted the oral draft decision without a vote.

Addressing the matter, Csaba Kőrösi (Hungary), President of the General Assembly, said Member States have stirred new life into the intergovernmental negotiations process and achieved measurable progress on tackling the question of equitable representation in the Security Council. “Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises,” he said, encouraging delegations to work together in good faith.

Many delegations voiced their support for the decision, with some spotlighting the advancement of the intergovernmental negotiations process and welcoming its technical innovations — including the website repository — while others reiterated the importance and urgency of the wider Security Council membership.
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