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I. Organizational, administrative and other matters

Cooperation between the United Nations and the International Organization of la Francophonie

The item entitled “Observer status for the Agency for Cultural and Technical Cooperation in the General Assembly” was included in the agenda of the thirty-third session of the General Assembly, in 1978, at the request of 21 Governments (A/33/242). The Agency was granted observer status in the Assembly at its thirty-third session (resolution 33/18).

The General Assembly considered the question at its fiftieth, fifty-second, fifty-fourth, fifty-sixth, fifty-seventh and fifty-ninth sessions (resolutions 50/3, 52/2, 54/25, 56/45, 57/43 and 59/22).

At its fifty-third session, the General Assembly decided that the International Organization of la Francophonie would participate, in the capacity of observer, in the sessions and the work of the General Assembly and its subsidiary organs, instead of the Agency for Cultural and Technical Cooperation (decision 53/453).

At its sixty-first session, the General Assembly invited the Secretary-General of the United Nations, in consultation with the Secretary-General of the International Organization of la Francophonie, to continue to promote cooperation between the two organizations; and requested the Secretary-General to submit to the Assembly at its sixty-third session a report on the implementation of the resolution (resolution 61/7).

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

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Source: A/63/100