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STATEMENT ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE SPOKESPERSON FOR
THE PRESIDENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

United Nations, New York, 11 August 2011

President Deiss meets with the President of the Security Council;
meets with the President of the Economic and Social Council and members of the ECOSOC Bureau

Meeting with the President of the United Nations Security Council


The President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Joseph Deiss, met with H.E. Mr. Hardeep Singh Puri, Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations, in his capacity as the current President of the United Nations Security Council for the month of August 2011.

The President of the Security Council briefed President Deiss on the Programme of Work of the Security Council for the month of August, including the upcoming thematic debate the Council will have on peacekeeping.

Both Presidents discussed a number of important regional issues, focusing mainly on Syria, Libya, Yemen, Sudan, and Somalia.

The two Presidents noted the importance of further strengthening the coordination and interaction between the General Assembly and the Security Council.



Meeting with the President of the Economic and Social Council
and members of the ECOSOC Bureau


Earlier, the President of the General Assembly met with H. E. Mr. Lazarous Kapambwe, Permanent Representative of Zambia to the United Nations, in his capacity as President of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), and members of the ECOSOC Bureau.

The President and the Bureau of ECOSOC briefed President Deiss on the outcome of the substantive session of the ECOSOC that had taken place in Geneva and that had been addressed by the President of the General Assembly on 4 July 2011. The two Presidents also exchanged views on the reform of ECOSOC. The President of ECOSOC underlined the importance of a more effective implementation of the resolutions adopted by this body.

The President of the General Assembly holds regular meetings with the Presidents of the Principal Organs of the United Nations, as provided for in the relevant resolutions of the General Assembly, to ensure enhanced cooperation and coordination in their work programmes in accordance with their respective responsibilities under the Charter.