STATEMENT ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE SPOKESPERSON FOR
THE PRESIDENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
United Nations, New York, 28 October 2011
President of the General Assembly meets with UNCTAD Secretary General
President of the General Assembly H.E. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser held talks with H.E. Mr. Supachai Panitchpakdi , Secretary General of UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). They exchanged views on a range of issues including the Revitalization of the General Assembly, the upcoming G20 summit as well as Sustainable Development and Global Prosperity, one of the key focus areas of the 66th session of the General Assembly.
President Al-Nasser also discussed with Mr. Panitchpakdi the agenda of the upcoming 13th session of UNCTAD to be held in Doha in April 2012.
President of the General Assembly meets with President of the International Court of Justice
The President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, also held talks over a working lunch with Mr. Hisashi Owada, President of the International Court of Justice, (ICJ)..
They discussed cooperation between the GA and the ICJ, the upcoming elections of one-third of judges in the ICJ, and the role of ICJ in promoting the rule of law..
They also discussed other important issues related to the role of International Court of Justice in giving advisory opinions and rendering decisions.
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