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I. Organizational, administrative and other matter


This item was included in the agenda of the fiftieth session of the General Assembly, in 1995, at the request of 46 countries (A/50/147 and Add.1 and 2).

The General Assembly considered the item at its fiftieth session and at its fifty-second, fifty-fourth, fifty-sixth, fifty-ninth and sixty-first sessions (resolutions 50/11, 52/23, 54/64, 56/262, 59/309 and 61/266).

At its sixty-first session, the General Assembly requested the Secretary-General to appoint a new Coordinator for Multilingualism; proclaimed 2008 International Year of Languages and invited UNESCO to be the lead agency for the Year; invited the Director-General of UNESCO to report to the Assembly at its sixty-third session on the impact of the activities carried out during the year; and requested the Secretary-General to submit to it at its sixty-third session a comprehensive report on the full implementation of its resolutions on multilingualism (resolution 61/266).


References for the sixty-first session (agenda item 114)

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Source: A/63/100

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