- The Chairperson of the Executive Committee, Her Excellency Ambassador Suraya Dalil (Afghanistan), opened the meeting.
II. Adoption of the Standing Committee Work Programme for 2018
- The Committee adopted the agenda for the meeting (EC/69/SC/CRP.1/Rev.1) and the 2018 work programme (EC/69/SC/CRP.2) as presented.
III. Regional activities and global programmes
A. Regional updates
As I reflect on the work of the Organization since I took office almost two years ago, I have seen yet again that one of the most valuable assets of the United Nations is its capacity to operate as a convener of people, a proponent of ideas, a catalyst for action and a driver of solutions. As today’s problems grow ever more global, multilateralism is more important than ever.
GENERAL ASSEMBLY PLENARY
SEVENTY-SECOND SESSION, 110TH MEETING (PM)
The General Assembly, in consensus action today, adopted two decisions and one resolution relating to upcoming high‑level meetings on global migration and universal health coverage, among other priority topics.
Delegations Mark Passing of Two Former Assembly Presidents
Following expressions of condolences to the people of Argentina and Namibia for the recent deaths of two influential leaders, the General Assembly today unanimously adopted a resolution underlining the importance of the United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition (2016-2025), which highlights and encourages efforts towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal targets related to hunger, undernutrition and extreme poverty.
General Assembly Committee on the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People
390th Meeting (AM)
Delegates Elect Cheick Niang of Senegal Chairman by Acclamation
The top United Nations human rights official voiced acute concern today over developments in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, warning that any further violence risks inflaming the already fragile situation and may pose threats “across a far broader region”.