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.