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I. Organizational, administrative and other matters

Cooperation between the United Nations and the Council of Europe

On 15 December 1951, the Council of Europe and the Secretariat of the United Nations signed an Agreement and on 19 November 1971 updated it through the Arrangement on Cooperation and Liaison between the secretariats of the United Nations and the Council of Europe. The two organizations have continued to cooperate on the aforementioned Agreement and Arrangement.

The questions entitled “Cooperation between the United Nations and the Council of Europe” was included in the agenda of the fifty-fifth session of the General Assembly, in 2000, at the request of Italy (A/55/19).

The General Assembly considered the question at its fifty-fifth to fifty-seventh and fifty-ninth sessions (resolutions 55/3, 56/43, 57/156 and 59/139).

At its sixty-first session, the General Assembly requested the Secretaries-General of the United Nations and the Council of Europe to combine their efforts in seeking answers to global challenges, within their respective mandates; and requested the Secretary-General to submit to the Assembly at its sixty-third session a report on cooperation between the two organizations in implementation of the resolution (resolution 61/13).

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References for the sixty-first session (agenda item 108 (g))

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Source: A/63/100