20 AVRIL 2017
ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRALE PLÉNIÈRE
SOIXANTE ET ONZIÈME SESSION, 77E SÉANCE PLÉNIÈRE – MATIN
GA/11908 20 April 2017
Seventy-first Session, 77th & 78th Meetings (AM & PM)
The Peacebuilding Commission was rapidly becoming a “lynchpin” body that brought together the diverse activities of the United Nations in support of peace, speakers in the General Assembly stressed today, as they also adopted a draft decision accrediting intergovernmental groups to a conference on ocean conservation.
Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks, delivered by Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti, Chef de Cabinet, at the General Assembly meeting on Global Awareness of the Tragedies of Irregular Migrants in the Mediterranean Basin with Specific Emphasis on Syrian Asylum Seekers, in New York today:
GENERAL ASSEMBLY PLENARY
SEVENTY-FIRST SESSION 75TH MEETING (AM)
Speakers underscored a need to reframe the narrative surrounding refugees and irregular migration in the Mediterranean basin, as well as the importance of addressing root causes, as the General Assembly today took up the issue against the backdrop of a chemical weapons attack in Syria this week and an ensuing air strike by the United States.
23 March 2017
Seventy-first Session, High-Level Sustainable Development Goals Event, AM & PM Meetings
Equity, innovation and investment must steer the global drive to build climate-resilient societies and economies powered by clean engines of growth, speakers today told the General Assembly’s high-level Sustainable Development Goal action event.
General Assembly Plenary
Seventy-first Session, 72nd Meeting (AM)
21 March 2017
The General Assembly commemorated the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination today with a debate that focused on racial profiling and incitement to hatred, including in the context of migration, in which speakers underscored the responsibility of States to address a scourge seen to be on the rise worldwide.
Seventy-first Session, 71st Meeting (PM)
The General Assembly today adopted a resolution committed to a zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse throughout the United Nations, stressing the importance of States holding perpetrators accountable.
Seguimiento de los resultados de la Cumbre del Milenio
Nota del Secretario General
El Secretario General tiene el honor de transmitir a la Asamblea General el informe de su Representante Especial sobre la Migración, Peter Sutherland, que ocupa el cargo desde hace más de 11 años. El informe incluye un programa de acción innovador y 16 recomendaciones para gestionar mejor la migración mediante la cooperación internacional.
Suite donnée aux textes issus du Sommet du Millénaire
Note du Secrétaire général
Le Secrétaire général a l’honneur de transmettre à l’Assemblée générale le rapport de son Représentant spécial pour les migrations, Peter Sutherland, qui occupe cette fonction depuis plus de 11 ans. Le rapport contient un programme d’action tourné vers l’avenir, ainsi que 16 recommandations visant à améliorer la gestion des migrations dans le cadre de la coopération internationale.
Follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit
Note by the Secretary-General
The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the General Assembly the report of his Special Representative on Migration, Peter Sutherland, who has served in this role for more than 11 years. The report includes a forward-looking agenda for action and offers 16 recommendations for improving the management of migration through international cooperation.
Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations
251st & 252nd Meetings (AM & PM)
The ever-changing international peace and security landscape amid increasing demand for peacekeeping missions called for more robust partnerships, bolstered intelligence sharing, adequate resources and more women in leadership roles, delegates told the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations today.
COMITÉ SPÉCIAL DES OPÉRATIONS DE MAINTIEN DE LA PAIX, 249E & 250E SÉANCES – MATIN & APRÈS-MIDI
Le Comité spécial des opérations de maintien de la paix a commencé sa session annuelle*, aujourd’hui, par un débat général au cours duquel de nombreuses délégations ont fait part de leur impatience devant le rythme de la mise en œuvre du Rapport du Groupe indépendant de haut niveau chargé d’étudier les opérations de paix publié en 2015 et des recommandations du Secrétaire général qui ont suivi la même année.
SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS, 249TH & 250TH MEETINGS (AM & PM)
The United Nations must be more flexible, nimble and pragmatic in creating and managing peacekeeping operations in order to better prevent conflict and protect civilians in an increasingly complex world, the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations heard today as it opened its 2017 substantive session.
SEVENTY-FIRST SESSION, HIGH-LEVEL MEETING ON ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCES (AM & PM)
Despite gains to end enforced disappearance and redress its harrowing legacy on families worldwide, the number of cases of one of the most egregious human rights violations was on the rise, parties to the Convention on the matter told the General Assembly today, urging universal ratification of the instrument.
1. The present report has been prepared pursuant to General Assembly resolution 60/180 and Security Council resolution 1645 (2005), in which the Peacebuilding Commission was requested to submit an annual report to the General Assembly for an annual debate and review. The report will also be submitted to the Council, pursuant to its resolution 1646 (2005), for an annual debate. The report covers the tenth session of the Commission, held from 1 January to 31 December 2016.
2 FEBRUARY 2017
GENERAL ASSEMBLY PLENARY
SEVENTY-FIRST SESSION, 69TH MEETING (AM)
Texts on oceans conference, disaster risk reduction among other items passed
The General Assembly reaffirmed its strong commitment today to the Kimberley Process and its certification scheme, an international initiative launched by the United Nations in 2003 to break the link between rough diamond purchases and armed conflict.